Definition of earbud
: a small earphone inserted into the ear
Recent Examples of earbud from the Web
This is known as hawking, and best observed while blasting Highway to the Danger Zone from some earbuds.
In the opening sequence, an unnervingly serene young getaway driver evades a clutch of cop cars while lost in his own personal earbud reverie.
Why Iran's brightest young graduates are leaving their country behind Tehran, Iran (CNN)Sporting earbuds and sagging backpacks, students lounge on patches of grass, shaded by trees from the harsh sun.
With a protagonist who loves earbuds as well as fast cars, the newest film from wild-eyed director Edgar Wright needs a soundtrack with Sam and Dave, Blur, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Danger Mouse adjacent to one another.
Fans are listening to music in their homes again with speakers as opposed to using headphones or earbuds, while older listeners are firing up streaming services without having to fumble for their reading glasses to search their phones.
These earbuds are for the father who enjoys listening to tunes while on the go but doesn’t want any cords tripping him up.
Even workers who aren't watching — or who are listening on the sly, with one earbud in — can sneak peaks at social media hot takes.
Affixed to the right earbud is a small boom-style microphone—about 2 inches long.
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First Known Use of earbud
EARBUD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of earbud for English Language Learners
: a small earphone that you insert into your ear
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