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
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First Known Use of earpiece

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of earpiece was in 1824

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5 May 2022

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More Definitions for earpiece


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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