earpiece

A part of a device inserted into the external auditory canal to deliver sound to the ear.

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ear·piece 'i(ə)r-.pēs n
1) a part of an instrument (as a stethoscope or hearing aid) that is inserted into the outer opening of the ear
2) one of the two sidepieces that support eyeglasses by passing over or behind the ears

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  • earpiece — n. a device for converting electric signals into sounds, designed to be held over or inserted into the ear; as, The common telephone handset has a speaker and an earpiece. Syn: earphone, headphone, phone. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • earpiece — ► NOUN ▪ the part of a telephone, radio receiver, or other aural device that is applied to the ear during use …   English terms dictionary

  • earpiece — [ir′pēs΄] n. 1. either of the two parts of a frame for eyeglasses, that extend over the ears 2. EARPHONE …   English World dictionary

  • earpiece — noun a) A speaker placed inside or held near to the ear. Holding the earpiece to my ear, I could hear him speaking clearly. b) The arm on a pair of glasses that hooks over the ear to hold them in place. My glasses wont stay on, as Ive broken the… …   Wiktionary

  • earpiece — UK [ˈɪə(r)ˌpiːs] / US [ˈɪrˌpɪs] noun [countable] Word forms earpiece : singular earpiece plural earpieces 1) a) a small piece of electronic equipment that you put in your ear in order to listen to something, especially recorded music b) the part… …   English dictionary

  • earpiece — [[t]ɪ͟ə(r)piːs[/t]] earpieces 1) N COUNT The earpiece of a telephone receiver, hearing aid, or other device is the part that you hold up to your ear or put into your ear. 2) N COUNT The earpieces of a pair of glasses are the parts which fit over… …   English dictionary

  • earpiece —    an informant keeping a watching brief    Neither a muff nor a deaf aid:     He s there as [former Chairman] Sir David Alliance s earpiece. {Daily Telegraph, 8 March 2001, explaining a board appointment) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • earpiece — noun (C) 1 a piece of electrical equipment that you put into your ear to hear a recording, message etc: Translations are heard through an earpiece. 2 (usually plural) one of the two pieces at the side of a pair of glasses that go round your ears… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • earpiece — noun Date: 1853 1. a part of an instrument (as a stethoscope or hearing aid) which is inserted into the outer opening of the ear; especially earphone 2. one of the two sidepieces that support eyeglasses by passing over or behind the ears …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • earpiece — /ear pees /, n. 1. a piece that covers or passes over the ear, as on a cap or eyeglasses. 2. an earphone. [1835 45; EAR1 + PIECE] * * * …   Universalium

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