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1The external opening of the ear:‘seals can close their earholes under water’
- ‘‘Not good’ observed Jinn as he plugged up his earholes with his fingers.’
- ‘The ‘hear no evil’ monkey tells us that the liar will somehow protect their ears, by covering them with the hand or directly blocking the earhole with their finger.’
- 1.1informal A person's ear:‘a clip round the earhole’
organ of hearingView synonyms
- ‘I was being flippant and there was a teacher who I liked a lot and he clumped me round the earhole.’
- ‘They are the perfect antidote to the ridiculous pop-punk-plague infecting the earholes of the British public lately.’
- ‘With a grin that extends from earhole to earhole, he passes a going back to the bench and gives her a ‘How ya doin’.’
- ‘I have followed drivers with a phone clamped to their earhole.’
- ‘‘Dearest Kevin!’ screamed the megaphone, accompanied by the famous feedback choir barely inches from Kevin's sensitive earhole.’
- ‘He put on his helmet and cupped his hand around the earhole, stoking and prodding the crowd even more.’
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