ear·​ring ˈir-(ˌ)iŋ How to pronounce earring (audio)
: an ornament for the ear and especially the earlobe

Examples of earring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The royal regularly reaches for the pieces, including wearing the earrings at the Commonwealth Day service in 2023. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 18 June 2024 O’Hara, a 2015 Tony winner for her leading role in The King and I, donned a pink peplum gown and emerald earrings, while Moayed, a two-time Tony nominee himself (though he is perhaps better known these days as Stewy from Succession), opted for a taupe pinstripe suit. Lea Donenberg, Vogue, 17 June 2024 Lively paired the bold dress with sparkling Christian Louboutin heels and mismatched jewelry, including a variety of rings and earrings evoking Bloom's eclectic style from the movie. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 15 June 2024 Horsman said a report about the earrings was never turned over to Hemme’s defense attorney. Katie Moore, Kansas City Star, 15 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for earring 

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Earring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earring. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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ear·​ring -ˌriŋ How to pronounce earring (audio)
: an ornament for the earlobe

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