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ear·ring

 (îr′rĭng, îr′ĭng)
n.
An ornament worn on or suspended from the ear, especially the earlobe.

earring

(ˈɪəˌrɪŋ)
n
(Jewellery) an ornament for the ear, usually clipped onto the lobe or fastened through a hole pierced in the lobe

ear•ring

(ˈɪərˌrɪŋ, ˈɪər ɪŋ)

n.
1. an ornament worn on or hanging from the ear, esp. the lobe.
2. a similar ornament decorating another part of the body.
[before 1000]
ear′ringed, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.earring - jewelry to ornament the earearring - jewelry to ornament the ear; usually clipped to the earlobe or fastened through a hole in the lobe
jewellery, jewelry - an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)
drop earring, eardrop, pendant earring - an earring with a pendant ornament
Translations
حَلَقَـة الأذنقُرْط
náušnice
ørering
korvakoru
naušnica
fülbevaló
eyrnalokkur
イヤリング
귀고리
náušnica
uhan
örhänge
ตุ้มหู
hoa tai

earring

[ˈɪərɪŋ] N (= long) → pendiente m, arete m (LAm); (= round) → arete m, zarcillo m; (= stud) → pendiente m (en forma de bolita)

earring

[ˈɪərɪŋ] nboucle f d'oreille

earring

[ˈɪərɪŋ] norecchino

ear1

() noun
1. the part of the head by means of which we hear, or its external part only. Her new hair-style covers her ears.
2. the sense or power of hearing especially the ability to hear the difference between sounds. sharp ears; He has a good ear for music.
ˈearache noun
pain in the inner part of the ear.
ˈeardrum noun
the layer of tissue separating the inner from the outer ear.
ˈearlobe noun
the soft lower part of the ear.
ˈearmark verb
to set aside (for a particular purpose). This money is earmarked for our holiday.
ˈearring noun
an ornament worn attached to the ear. silver earrings.
ˈearshot noun
the distance at which sound can be heard. He did not hear her last remark as he was out of earshot.
be all ears
to listen with keen attention. The children were all ears when their father was describing the car crash.
go in one ear and out the other
not to make any lasting impression. I keep telling that child to work harder but my words go in one ear and out the other.
play by ear
to play (music) without looking at and without having memorized printed music.
up to one's ears (in)
deeply involved (in). I'm up to my ears in work.

earring

قُرْط náušnice ørering Ohrring σκουλαρίκι arete, pendiente korvakoru boucle d’oreille naušnica orecchino イヤリング 귀고리 oorbel ørering kolczyk brinco серьга örhänge ตุ้มหู küpe hoa tai 耳环

earring

n arete m
References in classic literature ?
The touch of an ear-ring consoled her, and suggested a way of returning tit for tat in a telling manner.
A peasant called Dushkin, who keeps a dram-shop facing the house, brought to the police office a jeweller's case containing some gold ear-rings, and told a long rigamarole.
After stretching the corners of his mouth and contracting his eyes, as if he were trying to see the ear-rings, he appeared to give up the effort, and said, "Well, he'd got ear-rings in his box to sell, so it's nat'ral to suppose he might wear 'em.
From the ears hung two-inch-long ear-rings, and at Sheldon's direction the Binu man rubbed away the accretions of smoke and dirt, and from under his fingers appeared the polished green of jade, the sheen of pearl, and the warm red of Oriental gold.
I was heartily tired of being sagacious and prudent by myself, and of seeing my darling under restraint; so I bought a pretty pair of ear-rings for her, and a collar for Jip, and went home one day to make myself agreeable.
Others chose to continue standing, and had turned their faces towards the villagers with a look of melancholy compassion, which was highly amusing to Bessy Cranage, the blacksmith's buxom daughter, known to her neighbours as Chad's Bess, who wondered "why the folks war amakin' faces a that'ns." Chad's Bess was the object of peculiar compassion, because her hair, being turned back under a cap which was set at the top of her head, exposed to view an ornament of which she was much prouder than of her red cheeks--namely, a pair of large round ear-rings with false garnets in them, ornaments condemned not only by the Methodists, but by her own cousin and namesake Timothy's Bess, who, with much cousinly feeling, often wished "them ear- rings" might come to good.
A sailor takes a fancy to wear shark-bone ear-rings: the carpenter drills his ears.
They have various ways of dressing their heads, and spare no expense in ear-rings, necklaces, or anything that may contribute to set them off to advantage.
Then as to jewelry: in the way of finger-rings, ear-rings, necklaces, and other female glories, nothing within reach of the trapper's means is omitted that can tend to impress the beholder with an idea of the lady's high estate.
She had lately remitted the trespass of a stage-coachman, who had overturned her post-chaise into a ditch; nay, she had even broken the law, in refusing to prosecute a highwayman who had robbed her, not only of a sum of money, but of her ear-rings; at the same time d--ning her, and saying, "Such handsome b--s as you don't want jewels to set them off, and be d--n'd to you." But now, so uncertain are our tempers, and so much do we at different times differ from ourselves, she would hear of no mitigation; nor could all the affected penitence of Honour, nor all the entreaties of Sophia for her own servant, prevail with her to desist from earnestly desiring her brother to execute justiceship (for it was indeed a syllable more than justice) on the wench.
They both had necklaces and bracelets, ear-rings and brooches; but Polly had no ornament, except the plain locket on a bit of blue velvet.
Unlocking the case, they found it to contain a necklace, with pendant, bracelets, and ear-rings; and also some other small ornaments.