Dictionary.com

headset

[ hed-set ]
/ ˈhɛdˌsɛt /
Save This Word!

noun
a device consisting of one or two earphones with a headband for holding them over the ears and with a microphone attached, used for telephone calls or other spoken communication over distance: One of the coaches on the sideline threw his headset to the ground and started yelling at the ref.
earphones or headphones: The house DJ set up a mixer and a mic, put on his headset, and got the party started.
Also called Head Mounted Display, HMD . a visor, goggles, etc., worn on the head and over the eyes to display digital content, as for virtual reality or augmented reality: A mid-range VR headset will have resolution comparable to more expensive headsets, but a smaller field of view.The army will begin using the extended reality headset for live combat missions as well as training.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of headset

First recorded in 1920–25; head + set
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use headset in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for headset

headset
/ (ˈhɛdˌsɛt) /

noun
a pair of headphones, esp with a microphone attached
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK