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

Definition of earbud

: a small earphone inserted into the ear

Examples of earbud in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each company is trying to put out its version of the best possible wireless earbud. Chris Hachey, BGR, 17 May 2022 These are a great wireless earbud from the House of Marley (created in collaboration with the Marley family to carry on Bob’s legacy and love for music and the planet). Elizabeth Berry, Woman's Day, 13 May 2022 The NextSense team is gambling that, with a gadget as familiar as an earbud, people will follow the same path with their brains. Steven Levy, Wired, 14 Apr. 2022 Each pair of earbuds offers six hours of playtime on a single charge, plus 18 more hours within the earbud charging case. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021 On the end of the cylinder, LEDs display the state of battery charge in each earbud as well as the battery in the charging case. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2022 And that’s a perfectly good choice, as the Pros are a very good earbud. Thomas Hindle, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Mar. 2022 Carl Pei was the most notable departure, leaving in 2020 to start earbud company Nothing. Sascha Segan, PCMAG, 28 Feb. 2022 According to Steven Yang, Founder and CEO of Anker Innovations, the Liberty 3 Pro earbuds are the culmination of Soundcore’s continuous developments of the company’s earbud technology and have the benefit of auto adapting HearID ANC. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 7 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of earbud

1984, in the meaning defined above

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28 May 2022

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“Earbud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earbud. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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