Definition of earphone
: a device that converts electrical energy into sound waves and is worn over or inserted into the ear
Recent Examples of earphone from the Web
Inspired by the shape of vintage records, these little earphones, which come in several colors, appear to have fashion’s big names and stars listening.
About $130 and a pair of earphone were reported stolen from a vehicle parked at Lyons Township High School, at 4900 Willow Springs Road, between 7:40 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 10.
Thirty years ago on April 6, Al Campanis sat behind home plate in Houston’s Astrodome and put on earphones.
The BeatsX earphones are the latest attempt by Apple Inc. to nudge us into a wire-free future.
With your earphones on, there’s no distinguishing between the live and the prerecorded, a blurring that allows Mr. McBurney to conduct very immediate-feeling conversations with his past selves.
The Noggin Net is a fleece cap that has a slit on the inside to hold a MP3 player and an opening in its seams to shove the earphones in.
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First Known Use of earphone
EARPHONE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of earphone for Students
: 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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