Definitions

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  • n. Something which is displeasing to the ear- for instance, loud noises or bad music.
  • n. Dermatitis of the ear in water buffalo

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An annoyance to the ear.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Morose; quarrelsome; apt to take offense.
  • n. Something that offends the ear.

Etymologies

From ear and sore. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A violin can be a screechy earsore, or a beautiful, heavenly sounding instrument -- it is in the hands of the artist.

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  • Makes the record look grey and dull and creates a permeating background noise that is usually bearable but still an annoying earsore.

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