örhänge

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Etymology[edit]

Definition 1 is attested since 1635 according to Nationalencyklopedins ordbok (NEO). From öra (ear) hänge (catkin; something hanging). Definition 2 is attested since 1931 according to NEO.

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Noun[edit]

örhänge c

  1. An earring.
    Hon bar ett par vackra örhängen i guld.
    "She wore a pair of beautiful gold earrings."
  2. (colloquial) A popular (older) musical piece that is played regularly; favorite, oldie.
    Radion spelade gamla örhängen av Ella Fitzgerald hela natten.
    "The radio played oldies by Ella Fitzgerald all night long."

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