earphones Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “earphones” in the English Dictionary

"earphones" in British English

See all translations

earphonesnoun [plural]

uk   /ˈiə.fəʊnz/  us   /ˈɪr.foʊnz/
a ​piece of ​electronicequipment that you put over or in ​yourears so that you can ​listenprivately to ​radio, ​recordedmusic, etc.: a ​pair/set of earphones
(Definition of earphones from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"earphones" in American English

See all translations

earphonesplural noun

 us   /ˈɪərˌfoʊnz/
an ​electricaldevice that ​fits over or in ​yourears, ​allowing you to ​listen to a ​radio or a ​device that ​playsmusic
(Definition of earphones from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “earphones”
in Arabic سَمّاعات الأُذُنَ…
in Korean 이어폰…
in Portuguese fones de ouvido…
in Catalan auriculars…
in Japanese イヤホーン…
in Chinese (Simplified) 耳机…
in Turkish kulaklık…
in Russian наушники…
in Chinese (Traditional) 耳機…
in Italian cuffia…
in Polish słuchawki…
What is the pronunciation of earphones?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

float

a large vehicle with a flat surface that is decorated and used in festivals

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More