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earringnoun [C]

uk   /ˈɪə.rɪŋ/  us   /ˈɪr.ɪŋ/
A2 a ​piece of ​jewellery, usually one of a ​pair, ​worn in a ​hole in the ​ear or ​fastened to the ​ear by a clip: gold earrings a ​pair of dangly earrings He was wearing an earring in his ​leftear.

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  • I've ​found one earring - do you ​know where the other one is?
  • I couldn't ​wear these earrings because my ​ears aren't ​pierced.
(Definition of earring from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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earringnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɪər·ɪŋ/
a ​piece of ​jewelry, usually one of a ​pair, ​worn in a ​hole in the ​ear or ​fixed to the ​ear by a ​fastener
(Definition of earring from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “earring”
in Arabic حَلَق, قُرْط…
in Korean 귀걸이…
in Portuguese brinco…
in Catalan arracada…
in Japanese イヤリング…
in Chinese (Simplified) 耳环,耳饰…
in Turkish küpe…
in Russian серьга…
in Chinese (Traditional) 耳環,耳飾…
in Italian orecchino…
in Polish kolczyk…
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