noun Usually headphones.
Origin of headphone
Examples from the Web for headphones
The crowd is an assortment of reporters, posse members, film students, and very skittish men sporting huge AOL headphones.James and the Giant Internet Company: Franco and AOL Get Kissy Faces|Amy Zimmerman|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I used to sneak the DVD up to my room at night and watch it with headphones in the dark.A Love Letter to ‘The Notebook,’ a Melodrama That Commits to Its Sentimentality|Teo Bugbee|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To keep the child quiet, the adults slap a pair of headphones on the young Wookie as the boy watches a Boba Fett cartoon.The Cult of Boba Fett: The ‘Star Wars’ Bounty Hunter’s Spin-Off|Rich Goldstein|June 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Language from the patent mandates that the technology be used with “hearing device, headphones, ear buds, or headsets.”
Headphones are one of those accessories we often take for granted.
There was dead silence in the ship, save for a small, tinny voice in Joe's headphones.
He listened in for another moment then 79 wonderingly took off the headphones while Herb grinned at him in triumph.The Radio Boys Trailing a Voice|Allen Chapman
"You will fire in ten seconds," said a crisp voice in Joe's headphones.
He closed his eyes as he listened to the murmuring voice in the headphones.Astounding Stories, August, 1931|Various
Then he hung the headphones up and turned to the bewildered Lance.