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 In another drawing, an alien gives an earbud to a friend. Jordan Kisner, The Atlantic, "The Wicked Virtuosity of Patricia Lockwood," 13 Feb. 2021 Inside each earbud is a 12mm speaker turned by AKG. Jason Cipriani, CNN Underscored, "Here’s what you need to know about Samsung’s Note 20 and 20 Ultra, Galaxy Buds Live, Tab S7 and S7+, and Galaxy Watch 3," 5 Aug. 2020 My husband uses them in his job as a big rig driver, wearing one earbud at a time, which is safe for his driving. Star Tribune, "Sound Advice: Half-price headphones are a good-sounding deal," 4 Dec. 2020 That’s a high bar for any true wireless earbud, let alone one with a unique design and solid sound. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "The best true wireless earbuds of 2020," 28 Aug. 2020 Each earbud has a touch pad that can control calls and sound playback. Jim Rossman, Dallas News, "These 3 wireless gadgets give you a lot of bang for the buck," 1 Oct. 2020 Aiding in the comfort is an air vent near the speakers on each earbud. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "The best true wireless earbuds of 2020," 28 Aug. 2020 Most of today’s true wireless earbuds are built with auto play, which is a great feature — take one earbud out and the music or video stops. Gregg Ellman, Star Tribune, "Wireless in-ear speakers from the Beats team," 19 Aug. 2020 Like other products in the category wireless earbud category, the case doubles as a power bank. Rob Verger, Popular Science, "The Note20, bean-shaped earbuds, and all the other products Samsung just announced," 5 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of earbud

1984, in the meaning defined above

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21 Feb 2021

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“Earbud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earbud. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of earbud

: a small earphone that you insert into your ear

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