earmuff

noun ear·muff \ ˈir-ˌməf \
|Updated on: 6 Jul 2018

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

  1. wearing a pair of earmuffs

Recent Examples of earmuff from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'earmuff.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of earmuff

1881

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

EARMUFF Defined for English Language Learners

earmuff

Definition of earmuff for English Language Learners

  • : either one of a pair of pads that cover the ears to keep them warm and that are connected by a flexible band


EARMUFF Defined for Kids

earmuff

noun ear·muff \ ˈir-ˌməf \

Definition of earmuff for Students

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

Learn More about earmuff


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up earmuff? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to hasten

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Test Your Emoji Exceptionalism

  • test-your-emoji-exceptionalism-written-with-a-lot-of-emoji
  • What is this emoji intended to represent: 🤳
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!