Definition of earlobe in English:

earlobe

noun

  • A soft, rounded fleshy part hanging from the lower margin of the ear.

    • ‘He wouldn't let go of his grip on her as he kissed her ear lobe delicately.’
    • ‘A useful guide to whether a patient has parotid enlargement is to look for outward deflection of the ear lobe, which is seen in true parotid swelling.’
    • ‘Upon closer inspection I also noticed a tiny stud on his left ear lobe.’
    • ‘She had brownish hair that stopped a little bit under her ear lobes, and I hated to admit it but she was a little pretty.’
    • ‘For example, the nickel found in some jewellery may cause eczema on the ear lobes, wrists, and around the neck.’
    • ‘Ticks most often sting in the areas around the neck, behind the ear lobe and in the groin area.’
    • ‘Despite active service during the entire war he escaped unscathed apart from a nick out of his ear lobe caused by a sniper's bullet.’
    • ‘The money was used to buy a pulse oximeter, a hand-held piece of equipment which is attached to an ear lobe or finger and checks lung function quickly and easily.’
    • ‘Ear piercing of fatty tissue on the ear lobe is regulated, but the increasingly fashionable procedure on the cartilage is classified as body-piercing, which is uncontrolled.’
    • ‘Eddie reached up and fingered his right ear lobe gingerly.’

Pronunciation:

earlobe

/ˈɪələʊb/