One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The part of a telephone, radio receiver, or other aural device that is applied to the ear during use.
handset, apparatusView synonyms
- ‘Ari inserted his tiny radio earpiece and donned his helmet.’
- ‘One young man monitoring police frequencies on a futuristic little radio communicates to organizers via an earpiece attached to a cell phone.’
- ‘‘This changes nothing,’ Fields' raspy voice crackled in Aaron's earpiece over the radio.’
- ‘The product allows the wearer to hear a two-way radio or cell phone through a wireless earpiece.’
- ‘Students work in groups and ask questions aloud, receiving information through earpieces that feed constant information and personalized entertainment upon request.’
- ‘If you dial a call on your cell phone, the earpiece cuts in on the call automatically.’
- ‘For example, a wireless link between a cell phone and an earpiece supporting an audio link is currently available in the marketplace.’
- ‘If the bid is successful, investigators will be able to tail suspects by using sophisticated video cameras, radios and earpieces.’
- ‘Allison received the transmission through her tiny earpiece.’
- ‘My only gripe about this phone is it does not have a loudspeaker function for hands-free calling without using a earpiece.’
- ‘Hands-free earpieces for cellphones do not necessarily cut the brain's exposure to microwaves’
- ‘His voice echoed in the telephone's earpiece, ‘What happened, did you finally get to meet them?’’
- ‘This means plugging an extension into the mobile phone and using an earpiece and a microphone.’
- ‘And when riders do get away, the others hear all about it in their radio earpieces.’
- ‘The earpiece on his cell phone had rattled with the shout.’
- ‘Just plug in the phone earpiece and then jot down notes easily on the hybrid device.’
- ‘When it received text messages, a text-to-speech synthesiser played them into an earpiece.’
- ‘The use of radios is forbidden, except with the use of earpieces.’
- ‘We were unofficially escorted from block to block, never seeming to be out of sight of someone with a radio and earpiece.’
- ‘You need to attach the earpiece to get the radio to play, but you can also choose to ‘turn on the speaker’ if you want to share your music.’
2The part of a pair of glasses that fits around the ear.
- ‘I closed my eyes and took off my glasses, my hand automatically hooking the earpiece on the pocket of my coat.’
- ‘Mrs. D. wanted me to take my glasses on and off, chew on the earpieces, essentially turn them into a prop.’
- ‘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.’
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