Definition of earlobe in English:

earlobe

noun

  • The soft, fleshy lower part of the external ear.

    lobe
    • ‘The girl had a rash on her earlobe and a painful lump just below the lobe.’
    • ‘Help the water run out of your ears by turning your head to each side and pulling the earlobe in different directions.’
    • ‘A hole is pierced through the fatty tissue of the earlobe and an earring (usually a small gold stud) is inserted.’
    • ‘Antitragus piercing is performed through the ridge of cartilage immediately above the earlobe.’
    • ‘A quick pull on the earlobe, a push on the tragus and a look into the canal confirmed the diagnosis of external otitis.’
    • ‘A bad infection can be recognized by pain experienced while chewing, or by discomfort noticed when tugging on the earlobes.’
    • ‘When the outer ear, the area between the earlobe and the eardrum, becomes infected it's known as ‘swimmer's ear’.’
    • ‘I've recently noticed a swelling on my jawbone just below my earlobe.’
    • ‘The pain often gets worse when the outer part of the ear or earlobe is touched.’
    • ‘The primary symptom of otitis externa is ear pain, which can be severe and gets worse when the earlobe or other exterior part of the ear is touched or moved.’

Pronunciation:

earlobe

/ˈirlōb/