ear·​ring | \ ˈir-(ˌ)iŋ How to pronounce earring (audio) , -ˌriŋ\

Definition of earring

: an ornament for the ear and especially the earlobe

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The platinum stunner is part of a larger Demi-Parure set worn by the Duchess on her wedding day, including a necklace, bracelet, and earrings. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "The Fascinating Story Behind Sarah Ferguson's Wedding Tiara," 28 July 2018 Between her necklace, bracelet, and earrings, Mirren is easily in the running for biggest bling at this year's Academy Awards. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Helen Mirren Wore a Gorgeous Pink Dress and Stunning Jewels on the Oscars Red Carpet," 25 Feb. 2019 The good news doesn't stop there: Now through November 27, use the code CYBER35 at checkout to get 35% off pretty much everything on the site including necklaces, earrings, rings, and more. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "The $42 BaubleBar Alidia Ring That Had a 1,000 Person Waitlist Is Back," 26 Nov. 2018 BaubleBar: Bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and more are up to 80 percent off at Baublebar through Monday, September 3. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "80+ Labor Day Sales That Are Definitely Worth Shopping This Year," 28 Aug. 2018 One man is seen wearing a white tank top, black Nike shorts, white and black Nike shoes, a necklace and earrings. Steve Burns, ajc, "VIDEO: Four men sought in armed robbery near MARTA station," 12 June 2018 EcoKarat sells and repairs silver, gold, stainless steel, titanium and tungsten jewelry, like watches, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings. Caitlin Mullen, chicagotribune.com, "Back in business: EcoKarat jewelry shop returns to the Downtown Oak Park business district," 30 May 2018 Her accessories were also decadent, including 5.85-carat diamond earrings by Chopard. Glamour, "Priyanka Chopra Wore a $130 Mango Blazer With $695 Boots," 11 Apr. 2019 April 2, 2019 Readers are also slamming Kourtney, who once mocked Kim for losing a diamond earring, for suggesting hundreds of dollars in serums and candles while branding herself as an everyday single mother. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "Kourtney Kardashian's Poosh Shows You How to Update Your Bathroom for Spring—for $5,700," 4 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of earring

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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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 How to pronounce earring (audio) \

Kids Definition of earring

: an ornament worn on the ear

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