- a sound receiver that fits in or over the ear, as of a radio or telephone.
- Usually earphones. a headset; headphone.
Origin of earphone
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Examples from the Web for earphone
In the Philippines, during Apocalypse, Brando had an earphone thing where they fed him lines.Robert Duvall on His Storied Career, His New Movie, and Why He’s Ditching the GOP
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Crag called experimentally into the earphone, without answer.First on the Moon
Paul took off his selectorscope spectacles with the earphone attachments.Double Take
The better way, though, is to buy an earphone made especially for wireless work.The Radio Amateur's Hand Book
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Rick jumped for the radio unit the scientist held out, and plugged in the earphone.
Rick fell back and grabbed his radio unit, quickly plugging in the earphone.
- a device for converting electric currents into sound waves, held close to or inserted into the ear