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[hed-set] /ˈhɛdˌsɛt/
Radio, Telephony. a device consisting of one or two earphones with a headband for holding them over the ears and sometimes with a mouthpiece attached.
earphones or headphones.
Origin of headset
1920-25; head + set Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for headset
  • The simulator involves a headset an integrated video monitor and a remote control of the sort used to manipulate the machinery.
  • Use a headset, so you'll have your hands free to take notes.
  • The armrest headset connections may or may not work.
  • And using a hands-free headset instead of a handheld phone made no difference at all.
  • He wore a noise-cancelling headset, which blocked out nearly everything besides his heartbeat.
  • Tasker will decrease audio volume when a headset is unplugged, and play specific music for your morning alarm.
  • He noticed the cord to his headset lying free near his chair.
  • In a typical experiment, a volunteer is being stroked while wearing a virtual reality headset.
  • The surgeon wears a headset with a microphone that controls the endoscope.
  • The headset's large earbuds do let in some ambient noise.
British Dictionary definitions for headset


a pair of headphones, esp with a microphone attached
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