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

Definition of earbud

: a small earphone inserted into the ear

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The tiny earbud conforms to the upper ridge of your ear, so the tip stays in place throughout the night, even for side sleepers. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "Sleepbuds Are Noise-Masking Wireless Earphones That Are Comfortable Enough For Side Sleepers," 19 Feb. 2019 The sleek and stylish earbuds were made in collaboration with the headphone brand Master & Dynamic, and marks the French fashion house's first stab at audio tech. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Miley Cyrus Is Already Wearing Those $995 Louis Vuitton Airpods," 1 Feb. 2019 SoundMagic is one of the best headphone brands to go to when stepping away from the earbuds that came bundled with your phone, and now the company is adding a USB-C model to its lineup. Jon Porter, The Verge, "SoundMagic adds USB-C to its budget earbuds," 20 Dec. 2018 The upgrade may only refer to the AirPods' charging case rather than the earbuds themselves. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Report: AirPods with wireless charging expected in early 2019," 3 Dec. 2018 The earbuds came out close to the December holiday season. Fortune, "Why Apple's AirPower Wireless Charger Is Taking So Long to Make," 21 June 2018 Personal Best Our neighbors in Canada have produced one of the funniest podcasts to hit our earbuds in years. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "Best Podcasts of 2018 So Far," 5 June 2018 A few days ago, Louis Vuitton announced their very first piece of audio gear: wireless earbuds, made in four different colorways, that cost a whopping $995. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Lil Uzi Vert Has Fashion’s Hottest New Accessory (No, Not a Man Bag)," 25 Jan. 2019 Over the summer, Bose debuted wireless sleep earbuds, which play soothing sounds into your ear for $250. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "Getting a good night’s sleep is a luxury — and can come at a high price.," 9 Oct. 2018

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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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