Definitions for earphoneˈɪərˌfoʊn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a sound receiver, as of a radio or telephone, that fits in or over the ear.

    Category: Hi-Fi and Audio

  2. Usu., earphones. a headset.

    Category: Hi-Fi and Audio

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. earphone, earpiece, headphone, phone(noun)

    electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear

    "it was not the typing but the earphones that she disliked"


  1. earphone(Noun)

    A transducer that converts electric signals into sound and is held near the ear, especially as part of a telephone; an earpiece or headphone.

  2. Origin: ear + phone


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