head·​set | \ ˈhed-ˌset How to pronounce headset (audio) \

Definition of headset

1 : an attachment for holding an earphone and transmitter at one's head
2 : a pair of headphones

Examples of headset in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With Aidan’s parents downstairs, the only person aware that the 17 year old was in danger was the friend on the other side of his headset. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "British Teen Saved by Friend in Texas After Having Seizure While Playing Online Game," 10 Jan. 2020 Only two years removed from his playing career, Moore already has one season as an offensive coordinator under his headset. David Moore, Dallas News, "Sources: Cowboys optimistic Kellen Moore will stay on coaching staff, but in what role?," 8 Jan. 2020 After the Ducks meet Wisconsin at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Rose Bowl (ESPN), Arroyo will place down his headset, do a few interviews, shake some hands and leave for UNLV, where was named head coach three weeks ago. oregonlive, "Goe: Time to pat Oregon Ducks OC Marcus Arroyo on the back for a job well done," 30 Dec. 2019 Inquiring over his headset, Saban was told Tagovailoa’s hip was injured. Mike Rodak | Mrodak@al.com, al, "Nick Saban talks love for Tua, ‘long recovery’ ahead," 18 Nov. 2019 The players ready their headsets and triple-check their game plans. Luke Winkie, The Atlantic, "Where Gamers Are the Only Varsity Athletes," 13 Nov. 2019 The Nationals objected vehemently, and the umpires eventually went to their on-field headsets to communicate with replay umpires in New York. Benjamin Hoffman, New York Times, "Nationals Overcome Astros in Game 6 to Extend World Series," 29 Oct. 2019 Both its Quest and Rift S headsets released in April, effectively kicking off the second generation of consumer-grade virtual reality. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Oculus Connect 6: Significant Oculus Quest upgrades could render the Rift obsolete," 25 Sep. 2019 Be sure to also read up on our favorite gaming headsets and keyboards. Jess Grey, WIRED, "The Best Mouse for Every Kind of Gamer," 17 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of headset

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 Jan 2020

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“Headset.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headset. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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How to pronounce headset (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of headset

: a pair of headphones
: a device that holds an earphone and a microphone in place on a person's head

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