ring finger


Definition of ring finger

: the third finger especially of the left hand counting the index finger as the first

Examples of ring finger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Earlier this month, engagement rumors started spreading after the star was seen wearing a ring on her ring finger. Giovana Gelhoren, PEOPLE.com, 30 June 2022 On Instagram, the singer shared two snaps of them together at the event, as well as a photo of her gloved hand—with a diamond ring on the ring finger—placed sweetly over his. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 6 June 2022 Rihanna sparked engagement rumors herself earlier this spring when she was photographed out wearing an engagement-like ring on her left ring finger. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 6 May 2022 The couple has also fueled engagement rumors after the Fenty founder was spotted out in March with a diamond ring on her engagement ring finger. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 21 Apr. 2022 Ashton was spotted rocking an unmissable rock on her ring finger during the 2022 BAFTA awards, which is what sparked the chatter. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 5 July 2022 The singer never commented on the rumors, but fans began speculating about Lorde and Warren's possible engagement again in April 2021 when she was photographed sporting a different majestic rock on her ring finger. Jessica Sager, PEOPLE.com, 29 June 2022 Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have sparked engagement rumors after Lopez was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her ring finger. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 8 Apr. 2022 And while some fans couldn’t get enough of Lizzo’s fashion in the pics, others had their eye on the giant diamond ring affixed to the ring finger of her left glove. Glenn Rowley, Billboard, 6 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of ring finger

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jul 2022

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“Ring finger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ring%20finger. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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: the third finger especially of the left hand when counting the index finger as the first

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