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ear·phone

 (îr′fōn′)
n.
A small speaker that is worn in or over the ear, especially as one of a pair.

earphone

(ˈɪəˌfəʊn)
n
(Electrical Engineering) a device for converting electric currents into sound waves, held close to or inserted into the ear

ear•phone

(ˈɪərˌfoʊn)

n.
1. a sound receiver, as of a radio or telephone, that fits in or over the ear.
2. Usu., earphones. a headset.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.earphone - electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into soundsearphone - 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"
earplug - an earphone that is inserted into the ear canal
electro-acoustic transducer - a transducer that converts electrical to acoustic energy or vice versa
telephone receiver, receiver - earphone that converts electrical signals into sounds
Translations
fülhallgató
イヤフォン

earphone

[ˈɪərfəʊn] (mainly US) n (= earpiece) → écouteur m

earphone

n. auricular, audífono.
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Summary: Mall's guard restrains the suspects who tried to steal an earphone and iPad