Earring definition and meaning

Earring definition: Earrings are pieces of jewellery which you attach to your ears. | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples

Definition of ’earring’

Word Frequency


earring


(



ɪə

rɪŋ



)

Word forms:


earrings


countable noun


Earrings

are pieces of jewelry that you attach to your ears.


…a pair of diamond earrings.


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Word Frequency


earring


in American English


(


ˈɪrˌrɪŋ




;

ˈɪrɪŋ



)


noun

a

ring

or other small ornament for the lobe of the ear, either

passed

through a hole pierced in the lobe or fastened with a

screw

or clip
Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
Word Frequency


earring


in British English


(


ˈɪəˌrɪŋ



)


noun

an

ornament

for the

ear

, usually

clipped

onto the

lobe

or

fastened

through a

hole


pierced

in the lobe

Collins English Dictionary

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Examples of ‘earring’ in a sentence

earring


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Add


sparkle

with a

shimmering


gold


top

and

drop

earrings.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2016

)



Santa


might


bring

you some

huge


hoop

earrings this year too.


The Sun



(

2015

)


Up the

glamour


ante

with

chandelier

earrings.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2014

)



Will

we all be wearing

banana

earrings

next


season

?


Times, Sunday Times



(

2010

)


These chandelier earrings are an

easy


nod

to the

tribal


trend

.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2012

)



Finish

off with a

pair

of chandelier earrings.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2012

)



Beautifully


modern

take on the chandelier earring.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2009

)


He had a gold, hoop earring in his left ear.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2011

)


You’re not

allowed

to wear earrings or

hats

.


The Sun



(

2012

)



Complete

the

look

with

jade


stud

earrings with

solid


silver


fittings

and

butterfly

backs for just 12.95.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2009

)

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I am

always

wearing her earrings or her rings.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2012

)


I

slip

on silver hoop earrings.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2014

)


I

loved

to

browse

in

shops

and look at

shoes

and

clothes

,

necklaces

and earrings.


Christianity Today



(

2000

)


I would wear it with hoop earrings and

thong


sandals

that were

picked

up in

Capri


beforehand

.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2007

)



Green

jade stud earrings set in silver are

also


available

at just 9.95, to complete the look.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2009

)


Complete the look with

matching

jade stud earrings with 925

sterling

silver fittings and

comfortable

butterfly backs for just 9.95.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2009

)

Trends of

earring

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In other languages

earring


British English

:


earring


ˈɪəˌrɪŋ

/

NOUN


Earrings

are pieces of jewellery which you attach to your ears.
…a pair of diamond earrings.


American English

:


earring


ˈɪərɪŋ

/


Arabic

:

قُرْط


Brazilian Portuguese

:

brinco


Chinese

:

耳环


Croatian

:

naušnica


Czech

:

náušnice


Danish

:

ørering


Dutch

:

oorbel


European Spanish

:


pendiente


Finnish

:

korvakoru


French

:

boucle d’oreille


German

:


Ohrring


Greek

:

σκουλαρίκι


Italian

:


orecchino


Japanese

:

イヤリング


Korean

:

귀고리


Norwegian

:

ørering


Polish

:

kolczyk


European Portuguese

:


brinco


Romanian

:

cercel


Russian

:

серьга


Spanish

:


arete


Swedish

:

örhänge


Thai

:

ตุ้มหู


Turkish

:

küpe


Ukrainian

:

сережка


Vietnamese

:

hoa tai


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Nearby words of

earring

Related terms of

earring


stud earring

Source

Definition of

earring

from the

Collins English Dictionary

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