Meaning of “earring” in the English Dictionary

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"earring" in British English

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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 left ear.

More examples

  • 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)

"earring" in American English

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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)