noun Date: 1924 a device that converts electrical energy into sound waves and is worn over or inserted into the ear

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  • earphone — ear|phone [ˈıəfəun US ˈırfoun] n [usually plural] a small piece of equipment connected by a wire to a radio, ↑personal stereo etc, which you put in or over your ears so that only you can listen to it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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