Definition of earpiece in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈirˌpēs/


1The part of a telephone, radio receiver, or other aural device that is applied to the ear during use.
Example sentences
  • And when riders do get away, the others hear all about it in their radio earpieces.
  • Hands-free earpieces for cellphones do not necessarily cut the brain's exposure to microwaves
  • Just plug in the phone earpiece and then jot down notes easily on the hybrid device.
2The part of a pair of glasses that fits around the ear.
Example sentences
  • In the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons of England is a silver nose, painted pink, affixed to a pair of wire earpieces.
  • Mrs. D. wanted me to take my glasses on and off, chew on the earpieces, essentially turn them into a prop.
  • I closed my eyes and took off my glasses, my hand automatically hooking the earpiece on the pocket of my coat.

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Syllabification: ear·piece

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