headphone

[hed-fohn]
noun Usually, headphones.
1.
Audio. a headset designed for use with a stereo system.
2.
any set of earphones.

Origin:
1910–15; head + -phone

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headphones (ˈhɛdˌfəʊnz)
 
pl n
Informal name: cans an electrical device consisting of two earphones held in position by a flexible metallic strap passing over the head

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Example sentences
Noise cancelling headphones usually do away with low pitches.
Put on a pair of headphones and turn up the volume so that you can't even hear
  yourself speak.
They then asked listeners wearing headphones to determine whether the car was
  coming from the left or the right.
With this methodology, participants are seated in a soundproof booth and
  different tones are presented through headphones.
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