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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
ear•phone /ˈɪrˌfoʊn/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Sound Reproductiona sound receiver, as of a radio or telephone, that fits in or over the ear.
  2. Sound ReproductionUsually, earphones. [plural] a headset.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
ear•phone  (ērfōn′), 
n. 
  1. Sound Reproductiona sound receiver that fits in or over the ear, as of a radio or telephone.
  2. Usually,earphones. a headset;
    headphone.
Etymology:
  • ear1 + phone1 1920–25


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

earphone /ˈɪəˌfəʊn/ n
  1. a device for converting electric currents into sound waves, held close to or inserted into the ear



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