Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare An annoyance to the ear.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From ear and sore.

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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  • 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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