a piece that covers or passes over the ear, as on a cap or eyeglasses.
an earphone.

Origin of earpiece

First recorded in 1835–45; ear1 + piece
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Examples from the Web for earpiece

Contemporary Examples of earpiece

Historical Examples of earpiece

  • Rick held out his hand and Jerry gave him the earpiece, grinning.

  • She was about to snatch away the earpiece when she heard the noise of a door opening.

  • When she unscrewed her earpiece, she discovered that her neck was killing her.


    Cory Doctorow

  • He took from his pocket the earpiece of the familiar engine of latter-day detective romance.

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

  • The phone was working splendidly; even those without an earpiece could hear the over-production.

    David Lannarck, Midget

    George S. Harney

British Dictionary definitions for earpiece



the earphone in a telephone receiver
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