ear canal

noun

Definition of ear canal

: the tubular passage of the outer ear leading to the tympanic membrane

Examples of ear canal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tips maximize the surface contact area between the tip and the ear canal. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 8 June 2021 An ear thermometer has a tiny sensor that's inserted into the ear canal to measure temperature. Claire Gillespie, Health.com, 2 June 2021 The research focuses on the shape of part of the ear canal called the lagena. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 May 2021 With a plastic build throughout, these can apply a bit more pressure in the ear canal as it’s not soft to the touch. Michael Andronico, CNN Underscored, 12 Mar. 2021 Keep in mind, though, the EarFun Air don’t have any active noise cancellation and depend entirely on sound isolation created by the soft plastic tips when inserted into your ear canal. Michael Nuñez, CNN Underscored, 24 Mar. 2021 The chemical seeped into her eyes and inside her ear canal, causing excruciating pain that sent her to the emergency room. NBC News, 20 Mar. 2021 Keep in mind, though, the Earfun Airs don’t have any active noise cancelling and depend entirely on sound isolation created by the soft plastic tips when inserted into your ear canal. Michael Nuñez, CNN Underscored, 11 Mar. 2021 Earbuds that use an ear hook to keep them in place can sometimes be difficult to push into the ear canal to create a good acoustic seal, especially if the wearer has ears that are unusually deep. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of ear canal

1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ear canal was in 1859

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14 Jun 2021

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“Ear canal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ear%20canal. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for ear canal

ear canal

noun

English Language Learners Definition of ear canal

: the tube that leads into the ear

ear canal

noun

Medical Definition of ear canal

: the tubular passage of the outer ear leading to the tympanic membrane

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