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[eer-drop] /ˈɪərˌdrɒp/
an earring with a pendant.
Origin of eardrop
First recorded in 1710-20; ear1 + drop Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • Upon her is found the pot of cream, and in the cream Mlle. Celie's eardrops.

    At the Villa Rose A. E. W. Mason
  • Then the Coroner unfastened the large pearls from their place as eardrops, and taking up one lifeless hand removed its rings.

    The Curved Blades

    Carolyn Wells
  • Vauquier tears the eardrops in a hurry from her ears—and there I have my drop of blood just where I should expect it to be.

    At the Villa Rose A. E. W. Mason
  • When I showed her the eardrops she grew more interested and on trying them on declared them "perfectly sweet."

    A New Sensation Albert Ross
  • She had dogs teeth for eardrops hanging from her ears, and large, kind, questioning eyes.

    The Soul of John Brown Stephen Graham
  • The juice of the leaves mixed with cocoanut oil is used in the form of eardrops in suppurative otitis.

British Dictionary definitions for eardrops


plural noun
liquid medication for inserting into the external ear


a pendant earring
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eardrops in Medicine

eardrop ear·drop (ēr'drŏp')
eardrops Liquid medicine administered into the ear.

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