earpiece

noun
ear·​piece | \ ˈir-ˌpēs How to pronounce earpiece (audio) \

Definition of earpiece

1 : the part of an instrument (such as a telephone, stethoscope, or hearing aid) that is placed against or inserted into the outer opening of the ear especially : earphone
2 : one of the two sidepieces that support eyeglasses by passing over or behind the ears

Examples of earpiece in a Sentence

the earpiece of a stethoscope
Recent Examples on the Web The article even claimed Depp had his lines fed to him through an earpiece on recent shoots. Morayo Ogunbayo, ajc, 12 July 2022 Severino had the PitchCom earpiece in his right hand and had to quickly maneuver to get the baseball back in his throwing hand. Kristie Rieken, Chron, 30 June 2022 Severino had the PitchCom earpiece in his right hand and had to quickly maneuver to get the baseball back in his throwing hand. San Francisco Chronicle, 30 June 2022 The actor struggled to remember his dialogue and required accommodations like an earpiece to feed him his lines and shortened lines. Jeannie Roberts, Arkansas Online, 30 May 2022 The group obtained keys to the classroom from a janitor, and continued working to breach the door, despite commands coming over an officer’s earpiece not to do so, the Times reports. Anna Kaplan, Forbes, 3 June 2022 At one point, the actor had to start wearing an earpiece to have his lines fed to him. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 May 2022 Randolph employs a unique bayonet temple that eliminates the traditional hooked earpiece. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 11 Aug. 2020 Dennison also questioned why Spiegel felt that Depp's use of an earpiece on movie sets was a sign of cognitive problems. CBS News, 24 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of earpiece

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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28 Jul 2022

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“Earpiece.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earpiece. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for earpiece

earpiece

noun
ear·​piece | \ ˈi(ə)r-ˌpēs How to pronounce earpiece (audio) \

Medical Definition of earpiece

1 : a part of an instrument (as a stethoscope or hearing aid) that is inserted into the outer opening of the ear
2 : one of the two sidepieces that support eyeglasses by passing over or behind the ears

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