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headphone

[hed-fohn] /ˈhɛdˌfoʊn/
noun, Usually, headphones
1.
Audio. a headset designed for use with a stereo system.
2.
any set of earphones.
Origin of headphone
1910-1915
1910-15; head + -phone
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n.

1914, from head (n.) + second element extracted from telephone.

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