follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

headset

[hed-set] /ˈhɛdˌsɛt/
noun
1.
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.
2.
earphones or headphones.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; head + set
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
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

headset

/ˈhɛdˌsɛt/
noun
1.
a pair of headphones, esp with a microphone attached
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for headset

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for headset

11
10
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for headset