- Audio. a headset designed for use with a stereo system.
- any set of earphones.
Origin of headphone
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Examples from the Web for headphone
Meanwhile, it was no secret that Apple had a headphone problem.Tim Cook’s Apple: Middling Products Designed to Pad the Bottom Line While Gouging Loyal Customers
June 28, 2014
No matter what the soft drink commercials and headphone companies say, football is not about the star players.Why the Yanks Don’t Get Futbol
June 16, 2014
The majority of the somewhat strange soundtracks are reserved for headphone listening—a silent disco of sorts.These Young Artists Want You to Feel Something
November 29, 2013
As he tugged and struggled with them a shout rang in his headphone.
Wires were then run to the transformer, tuner attached, the headphone wired on, and the aerial and ground connections made.
Then well get the Inca to put on the headphone and give him an earful from the battlement.
Thereupon Mr. Hampton placed the headphone upon the Incas head.
He indicated Jack, who at his fathers direction, continued to wear the headphone and smiled invitingly.
Word Origin and History for headphone
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