earring

[ eer-ring, -ing ]
/ ˈɪərˌrɪŋ, -ɪŋ /

noun

an ornament worn on or hanging from the lobe of the ear.

Origin of earring

before 1000; Middle English erering, Old English ēarhring. See ear1, ring1

Related forms

ear·ringed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for earring

earring

/ (ˈɪəˌrɪŋ) /

noun

an ornament for the ear, usually clipped onto the lobe or fastened through a hole pierced in the lobe
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