earpiece

noun ear·piece \ ˈir-ˌpēs \
|Updated on: 9 Aug 2018

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

  1. the earpiece of a stethoscope

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First Known Use of earpiece

1824

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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EARPIECE Defined for English Language Learners

earpiece

Definition of earpiece for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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earpiece

noun ear·piece \ ˈi(ə)r-ˌpēs \

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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