earphone vs earpiece what difference

what is difference between earphone and earpiece

English

Etymology

ear +‎ phone.

Noun

earphone (plural earphones)

  1. A transducer that converts electric signals into sound and is held near the ear, especially as part of a telephone; an earpiece or headphone.

Related terms

  • headphone

Translations

See also

  • ear bud


English

Etymology

ear +‎ piece

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɪəpiːs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɪɹpiːs/

Noun

earpiece (plural earpieces)

  1. A speaker placed inside or held near to the ear.
  2. A receiver of a telephone to hold near to one’s ear.
  3. The arm on a pair of glasses that hooks over the ear to hold them in place.

See also

  • speakerphone

Translations

Further reading

  • earpiece on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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