ear·​muff | \ ˈir-ˌməf How to pronounce earmuff (audio) \

Definition of earmuff

: one of a pair of ear coverings connected by a flexible band and worn as protection against cold or noises

Examples of earmuff in a Sentence

wearing a pair of earmuffs
Recent Examples on the Web So electronic earmuffs, which let in normal sound but block loud noises such as gunshots, are such an advantage for shooters. The Editors, Field & Stream, 29 Apr. 2020 Follow these foolproof guidelines: Parents everywhere: earmuffs. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 10 Apr. 2020 If the Target in Lake Forest has a sale on earmuffs and blinders, Nagy would be wise to fill a shopping cart or two. Dan Wiederer, chicagotribune.com, 31 Oct. 2019 But while traditional headphones block sound by using earcup designs that fully enclose your ears — like a set of earmuffs — active noise cancelling is something different entirely. NBC News, 19 Mar. 2020 Prizes like electronic earmuffs, knives and fire starters were given to the best score out of 10, said Rachael Tuckett, a wildlife recreation specialist with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, which organized the event. USA TODAY, 28 Jan. 2020 Today’s fight over Life of Washington pits old-school lefty artists who understand the First Amendment’s value in shocking the bourgeoisie against a new generation of lefties for whom history — and language — must come with earmuffs. Will Swaim, National Review, 3 Jan. 2020 Toward the end of the parade route, Esprit Jones, 39, held her 7-year-old daughter, Brielle, who was wearing pink earmuffs with a unicorn horn. Los Angeles Times, 1 Jan. 2020 Protecting vision and hearing at the same time is easy with a forestry helmet that includes integrated earmuffs. The Editors, Outdoor Life, 19 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of earmuff

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Earmuff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earmuff. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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ear·​muff | \ ˈir-ˌməf How to pronounce earmuff (audio) \

Kids Definition of earmuff

: one of a pair of coverings joined by a flexible band and worn to protect the ears from cold or noise


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