ear·​bud | \ ˈir-ˌbəd How to pronounce earbud (audio) \

Definition of earbud

: a small earphone inserted into the ear

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The pen itself is pink, now sitting in the front pocket of my purse with my earbuds, chapstick, car keys, and a small jar of cannabis salve for my tendinitis. Madison Margolin, Quartz, "The next battle in the War on Drugs will be fought over psychedelics," 4 June 2019 At that kind of price, your earbuds could end up being the cheapest thing in your gym bag. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "These $15 Koss Fit Clips Workout Headphones Are Surprisingly Amazing," 8 May 2019 The Surface earbuds stem from Microsoft’s desire to leverage that audio technology in more products, Sams reports. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Microsoft could challenge Apple's AirPods with wireless Surface earbuds," 15 Apr. 2019 The earbuds are egg-shaped and come in a variety of colors. Jim Rossman, The Seattle Times, "Tech review: Simgot in-ear monitors offer great sound and a great price," 13 Apr. 2019 The market is now swimming with a deluge of options, but the fact remains that 100 percent wire-free earbuds aren't cheap. Popular Mechanics, "These Wireless Earbuds Cost Way Less Than Beats," 3 May 2019 For the first time, the WHO has released guidelines on how noise from leisure activities, especially listening to music through earbuds, can be harmful to health. Joanna Sugden, WSJ, "Hear, Hear: The WHO Gives Lower Volumes a Ringing Endorsement," 9 Oct. 2018 Optoma Speaking of headphones, Optoma NuForce is also giving Verge readers an exclusive deal on its BE4 Sport wireless earbuds. Cameron Faulkner, The Verge, "This week’s best deal takes $100 off an Xbox One console with purchase of Red Dead Redemption 2," 27 Oct. 2018 Amazon’s aiming for a second-half launch for its earbuds, Bloomberg said. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Microsoft could challenge Apple's AirPods with wireless Surface earbuds," 15 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of earbud

1984, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of earbud

: a small earphone that you insert into your ear

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