earring Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “earring” - English Dictionary

"earring" in American English

See all translations

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)







"earring" in British English

See all translations

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.

expend iconexpend iconMore 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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…
What is the pronunciation of earring?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “earring”

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

environment

the air, water, and land in or on which people, animals, and plants live

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More