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 While the Powerbeats Pro’s true wireless design lets them mirror volume and playback controls on both earbuds, the Powerbeats relegates them to the right earpiece. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "The Powerbeats are the latest workout-friendly headphones from Beats (and Apple)," 16 Mar. 2020 Instead, he's transfixed conversing with a foreign language app via earpiece and surprises his delighted wife by speaking to her in her native Spanish. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, "'Modern Family' finale recap: How the families move on but stay together (Hint: Hugging helps)," 9 Apr. 2020 The operator then transmits the call to the umpire via wireless earpiece. Susan Slusser, SFChronicle.com, "Is baseball ready for robo-umps? A’s, Giants weigh in on proposed system," 22 Feb. 2020 Volunteers licensed by Sheepdog Defense Group wearing khaki pants, sidearms and earpieces connected to radios positioned themselves at each doorway. Allie Morris, Dallas News, "God and a Glock: Texas churchgoers are training to fight off attackers wielding guns," 7 Feb. 2020 As Trump mingled with the supporters, his protective detail, dressed in suits and earpieces, clustered tightly around him, with one holding open the door of the presidential limousine nearby in case of an attack. David Nakamura, Anchorage Daily News, "Secret Service faces unique challenge of protecting Trump from coronavirus exposure," 10 Mar. 2020 Usually, the member on the spot wears an earpiece and obeys his friends’ absurd commands. Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘Impractical Jokers: The Movie’ doesn’t aim too high. And mostly hits its target," 20 Feb. 2020 The parent wears an earpiece through which the therapist provides live coaching and feedback. NBC News, "Is your child hooked on digital devices? These researchers hope to help," 31 Jan. 2020 For phones with those kinds of displays, Samsung punches a hole in the screen to make room for the camera and shifts the earpiece higher. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "Apple Starts 2020 With Soaring Shares, Talk of a Notchless iPhone," 4 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of earpiece

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Earpiece.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earpiece. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of earpiece

: a part of a device that is placed in the ear for listening to something
: either one of the two pieces that support eyeglasses by resting on the ears


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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