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earring

noun [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.
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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.
Translations of “earring”
in Korean 귀걸이…
in Arabic حَلَق, قُرْط…
in Portuguese brinco…
in Catalan arracada…
in Japanese イヤリング…
in Italian orecchino…
in Chinese (Traditional) 耳環,耳飾…
in Russian серьга…
in Turkish küpe…
in Chinese (Simplified) 耳环,耳饰…
in Polish kolczyk…
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