Definition of listening device in English:

listening device


  • An electronic device used for secretly listening to or recording someone's conversations.

    ‘listening devices had been found in his private office’
    • ‘Instead of picking up the boardroom conversation, a listening device detects only the noise.’
    • ‘Currently, it is an offence to intentionally intercept any private communication by means of a listening device.’
    • ‘In December 1997, police installed covert listening devices in premises occupied by the appellant.’
    • ‘Police say paparazzi planted a listening device outside her home in Sydney.’
    • ‘In movies, surveillance subjects often stroll in the park to escape listening devices.’