earring

noun
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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Similar Kiki McDonough drop earrings are available on their website. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Just Made a Sweet Fashion Callback to Her Sister's Wedding," 14 Feb. 2019 The radish earrings worn by Luna Lovegood were actually made by Evanna Lynch, the actress who played her. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "33 Mind-Blowing "Harry Potter" Movie Facts That'll Make You Want to Watch Them All Over Again," 31 Jan. 2019 Of course, the earrings hung perfectly below her pulled back hair. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Yara Shahidi Wore 3 Outfits in 1 Day and I Need to Talk About Them," 3 Jan. 2019 These darling earrings are classic enough to be loved by the older giftee and hip enough to be coveted by the younger. Tanya Moskowitz, WSJ, "Art Director Tanya Moskowitz’s Gift Guide: In the Bag," 18 Dec. 2018 Wearing a geometric print bra top and miniskirt, Anna paired her kitschy set with a single, chest-grazing statement earring featuring a cascade of plexiglass pouts. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "How to Dazzle at a Paris Fashion Week Party, According to Anna Cleveland," 28 Feb. 2019 Small stud earrings, a headband, and a bright red clutch completed her look for the fundraiser, which benefitted the British Heart Foundation. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Pippa Middleton Steps Out in a Striking Floor-Length Gown in London," 28 Feb. 2019 These asymmetrical hoop earrings, handcrafted in Paris, pay tribute to Hans Christian Andersen’s fierce Snow Queen. The Editors, WSJ, "WSJ. Magazine’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide," 11 Feb. 2019 Wearing a deep pink velvet minidress, with spaghetti straps, and gold hoop earrings, Amal was totally radiant. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Amal Clooney Wore a Slinky Velvet Minidress to Jennifer Aniston's 50th Birthday Party," 10 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of earring

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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earring

noun

English Language Learners Definition of earring

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

earring

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

Kids Definition of earring

: an ornament worn on the ear

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