earphone

[eer-fohn]
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noun

a sound receiver that fits in or over the ear, as of a radio or telephone.
Usually earphones. a headset; headphone.

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Origin of earphone

First recorded in 1920–25; ear1 + phone1

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British Dictionary definitions for earphone

earphone

noun

a device for converting electric currents into sound waves, held close to or inserted into the ear
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