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 In order to accomplish this, Apple is expected to push the earpiece up against the top bezel. Jacob Siegal, BGR, "Video shows off iPhone 13 Pro Max dummy model with smaller notch," 4 May 2021 Notably, Apple managed to shrink the notch by relocating the earpiece speaker to the bezel situated above the notch. Jacob Siegal, BGR, "Apple’s leaked iPhone 13 design looks incredible in this new video," 23 Apr. 2021 Minuta additionally wore hard-knuckle tactical gloves, ballistic goggles, a radio with an earpiece and bear spray. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "Alabama Oath Keeper, group that protected Roger Stone, charged with conspiracy in DC riot," 2 Apr. 2021 To the right, at the top of a stairwell, stood a man in a suit with an earpiece, identified by a person familiar with congressional security as an unarmed member of the House sergeant-at-arms staff. New York Times, "Inside the Deadly Capitol Shooting," 21 Jan. 2021 The notch appears to be smaller than the one that appears on the iPhone 12 due to the fact that the earpiece speaker has been moved up from the center of the notch to the top bezel. Jacob Siegal, BGR, "This might be our first look at the iPhone 13’s smaller notch," 23 Mar. 2021 Pezzola appeared to have an earpiece in his right ear. Alanna Durkin Richer And Michael Kunzelman, Star Tribune, "US narrows in on organized extremists in Capitol siege probe," 10 Mar. 2021 Pezzola appeared to have an earpiece in his right ear. Alanna Durkin Richer And Michael Kunzelman, chicagotribune.com, "US narrows in on organized extremists in Capitol siege investigation: ‘This was not simply a march’," 10 Mar. 2021 There's an earpiece at the top and a volume rocker and mute switch on the side. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Get your first look at a OnePlus 9 prototype," 14 Dec. 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 18 May. 2021.

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earpiece

noun

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

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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