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earplug

[ eer-pluhg ]
/ ˈɪərˌplʌg /
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noun

a plug of soft, pliable material inserted into the opening of the outer ear, especially to keep out water or noise.

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Origin of earplug

First recorded in 1900–05; ear1 + plug
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Example sentences from the Web for earplug

  • Michael Blades was outside, overseeing the installation of a receptor, when his earplug buzzed.

    Industrial Revolution|Poul William Anderson
  • "This is like a dream," her voice murmured in Blades' earplug.

    Industrial Revolution|Poul William Anderson
  • Now he got a Megabuck unit, put the earplug into place, and tried again.

    The Pirates of Shan|Harold Leland Goodwin
  • So then Makann did all the talking; they couldn't even depend on him to parrot what they were giving him with an earplug phone.

    Space Viking|Henry Beam Piper

British Dictionary definitions for earplug

earplug
/ (ˈɪəˌplʌɡ) /

noun

a small piece of soft material, such as wax, placed in the ear to keep out noise or water
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