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[eer-pees] /ˈɪərˌpis/
a piece that covers or passes over the ear, as on a cap or eyeglasses.
an earphone.
Origin of earpiece
1835-45; ear1 + piece Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for earpiece
  • Standard hearing aids capture sound via a microphone and then send an amplified version to an earpiece.
  • So shouting would be reduced if the shouter's phone had noise cancellation on its earpiece, making it seem quieter to them.
  • Or will it require some kind of earpiece that you can.
  • All they did was turn the earpiece into a microphone because it is not switched off when placed in the cradle.
  • The argument wasn't her idea, it was coming in through her earpiece.
  • Indeed, by swiping a touch panel along the entire outer surface of the right earpiece you can control basic functions.
  • For me, a single earpiece drives me crazy with its asymmetry.
  • It appears that some super secret sauce lets you touch a single button on the earpiece and then speak.
  • There's no earpiece needed because sounds are transmitted through vibrations in your teeth and jawbone.
  • Each adhesive-backed unit lasts about six months and can be trimmed to fit any cell-phone earpiece.
British Dictionary definitions for earpiece


the earphone in a telephone receiver
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