Main definitions of ear-sore in English

: ear-sore1ear-sore2

ear-sore1

noun

  • Something disagreeable to the ear; a very unpleasant noise.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Carew (1555–1620), antiquary and poet. From ear + sore, probably after eyesore.

Pronunciation

ear-sore

/ˈɪəsɔː/

Main definitions of ear-sore in English

: ear-sore1ear-sore2

ear-sore2

adjective

rare
  • Having sore or deafened ears. Formerly also: deafening, cacophonous.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Allen's Indian Mail. From ear + sore.

Pronunciation

ear-sore

/ˈɪəsɔː/