earphone

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noun ear·phone \ˈir-ˌfōn\

Definition of earphone

  1. :  a device that converts electrical energy into sound waves and is worn over or inserted into the ear

1924

First Known Use of earphone

1924


EARPHONE Defined for English Language Learners

earphone

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noun ear·phone \ˈir-ˌfōn\

Definition of earphone for English Language Learners

  • : a device that is worn over or inserted into the ear and is used for listening to something (such as music or a radio) without having other people hear it


EARPHONE Defined for Kids

earphone

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noun ear·phone \ˈir-ˌfōn\

Definition of earphone for Students

  1. :  a device that converts electrical energy into sound and is worn over the opening of the ear or inserted into it



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