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

Definition of earbud

: a small earphone inserted into the ear

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Recent Examples on the Web Consumer electronics — from fake earbuds and smartphones to hoverboards and microchips — accounted for another 10% of seizures. Peter Navarro For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "Navarro: Counterfeits harm Americans and threaten national security. Trump has a plan to combat them," 31 Jan. 2020 Today, Bose’s noise-cancelling headphones, wireless earbuds and portable Bluetooth speakers are increasingly purchased through e-commerce, the company said. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "Bose to close 119 stores globally, including one in Houston area," 16 Jan. 2020 The earbuds have both touch and voice controls and retail for $249. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, "AirPod rivals give consumers an earful as they try to catch up to Apple," 13 Oct. 2019 Music’s implied spaces have shrunk to the size of a bedroom, or a pair of laptop speakers, or a set of earbuds. Jon Pareles, New York Times, "Pop Music in 2019: An Escape From Isolation?," 25 Dec. 2019 Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Plus Factory Unlocked Cell Phone with 256GB and Ear Buds Aside from being marked down to its lowest price ever on Amazon right now, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus also comes with a free pair of Galaxy earbuds. Claudia Fisher, PEOPLE.com, "You Can Save Hundreds on the Latest iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and Google Pixel Phones Right Now," 30 Nov. 2019 The AirPods Pro are a high-end version of Apple's popular wireless earbuds. Ahiza Garcia, CNN, "4 things you should know about the AirPods Pro launching today," 30 Oct. 2019 This is basically the 2019 solution to sharing a pair of earbuds. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "Apple's new AirPods Pro earbuds: Buyer's guide," 28 Oct. 2019 Someone entered a car parked in the 200 block of Lake Street and stole two pairs of earbuds, $40 in cash and a key fob between 9:49 p.m. and 10:05 p.m. Sept. 23. chicagotribune.com, "Oak Park police: Purse snatcher sneaks up on Lake Street pedestrian," 2 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of earbud

1984, in the meaning defined above

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11 Feb 2020

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“Earbud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earbud. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of earbud

: a small earphone that you insert into your ear

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