headphone

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pair of circumaural headphones

Etymology[edit]

head +‎ phone

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Noun[edit]

headphone (plural headphones)

  1. A cushioned speaker placed on, over, or inside the ear, normally used in left/right pairs.
    Some joggers wear only one headphone in their ears, to enjoy music while paying attention to their environment.

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Also used as a noun modifier: e.g. headphone plug, headphone socket. The device composed of two, is called in the plural headphones.

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