headphone

noun head·phone \ ˈhed-ˌfōn \
Updated on: 15 Apr 2018

Definition of headphone

: an earphone held over the ear by a band worn on the head usually used in plural

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1908

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headphone

noun head·phone \ ˈhed-ˌfōn \

Definition of headphone for Students

: an earphone held over the ear by a band worn on the head

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