ear·ring | \ ˈir-(ˌ)iŋ , -ˌriŋ \

Definition of earring 

: an ornament for the ear and especially the earlobe

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The Duchess wore black Paul Andrew pumps, Birks earrings, and a Fendi bag with the dress. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Wears a Roland Mouret Dress and Givenchy Suit in Ireland with Prince Harry," 11 July 2018 Olivia wears circle earrings, while the rest of the quints wear stars. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Everything You Need to Know About the Busby Quints, the Cutest Stars of 'OutDaughtered'," 10 July 2018 As pre-wedding celebrations kick off in earnest, Markle, who was wearing oversize earrings and a white blouse, and had her hair up in a pretty half-up, half-down style, smiled for the cameras. Katie Nicholl, Vanities, "Inside Meghan Markle’s Mother’s First Meeting with the Royal Family," 17 May 2018 Traditionally the patient is older, like 45 to 65, has a long history of wearing heavy earrings, and is seeking other facial rejuvenations options, such as a face-lift or mini-lift. Andrea Park, Allure, "Kim Zolciak-Biermann Gets Hyaluronic Acid Fillers in Her Earlobes Because She Loves Heavy Earrings So Much," 2 May 2018 This explains your piercer’s instructions to wear earrings at all times during the healing process. Talia Abbas, SELF, "So, You Ripped a Hole in Your Earlobe—Here's How to Fix It," 1 May 2018 D'Quai wears earrings in both ears along and as one band aid on each leg. Justin Madden, cleveland.com, "AMBER Alert cancelled for 4-year-old abducted by mother in Sandusky, reports say," 17 Mar. 2018 Back in December 2014, Kate wore the convertible emerald earrings with the same bracelet to a dinner honoring the 600th anniversary of St. Andrews at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "How Duchess Kate "Recycled" the Emerald Jewels She Wore to the BAFTAs," 20 Feb. 2018 This photo of Beyoncé holding everyday items while wearing huge diamond earrings and sunglasses indoors deserves to be in a museum. Peggy Truong, Cosmopolitan, "Beyoncé Was Blue Ivy's Official Juice Box and Snack Holder at the 2018 Grammys," 30 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of earring

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of earring was before the 12th century

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English Language Learners Definition of earring

: a piece of jewelry that is worn on the ear and especially on the earlobe


ear·ring | \ ˈir-ˌriŋ \

Kids Definition of earring

: an ornament worn on the ear

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