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EARPIECE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does earpiece mean? 

EARPIECE (noun)
  The noun EARPIECE has 1 sense:

1. electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear

  Familiarity information: EARPIECE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EARPIECE (noun)


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Meaning:

Electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

earphone; earpiece; headphone; phone

Context example:

it was not the typing but the earphones that she disliked

Hypernyms ("earpiece" is a kind of...):

electro-acoustic transducer (a transducer that converts electrical to acoustic energy or vice versa)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "earpiece"):

receiver; telephone receiver (earphone that converts electrical signals into sounds)


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