A style of hanging earrings where the piece itself is still connected directly or immediately to the actual point of piercing, but still hangs off of the ear.
Not to be confused with drop earrings, the other major style of hanging earrings. The difference between the two can be compared to someone falling off a cliff:
- Dangle earrings (which are directly connected) are the person who's still clinging to the edge, and is therefore "dangling" precariously.
- Drop earrings (which aren't directly connected) are the person who has already fallen off, and therefore has "dropped".