• WordNet 3.6
    • n headphone electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear "it was not the typing but the earphones that she disliked"
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In literature:

He kissed her and returned the headphones over his ears.
"Corpus of a Siam Mosquito" by Steven Sills
He reached for the com key and a second later tore the headphones from his appalled ears.
"Plague Ship" by Andre Norton
He slipped headphones over his ears.
"This World Is Taboo" by Murray Leinster
There was a babbling of angry, strained, tense voices in Joe's headphones.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
I picked up the interior sounds at once; my headphone vibrated with them.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
He put headphones to his ears.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
She put on headphones.
"The Aliens" by Murray Leinster
A sudden rush of noise in the headphones and he pushed the button again.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
Then he beckoned to the others to adjust their headphones.
"The Radio Boys Trailing a Voice" by Allen Chapman
I picked up the interior sounds at once; my headphone vibrated with them.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various

In news:

Headphone Shifting Toward Bigger Models.
Big , over- or on-the-ear headphones have become fashionable again as a new generation of music listeners have discovered the joys of musical total immersion.
It's no longer someone sitting at home wearing really big headphones listening to.
"It's no longer someone sitting at home wearing really big headphones listening to Pink Floyd," Willcox said.
Customized Red, White, and Blue "Soul" Headphones, from the rapper Ludacris.
Sol Republic has brought in Zeno to handle the UK launch and ongoing comms for its headphone range.
Zeno Group wins Sol Republic headphone range brief .
Headphones 2.0 are a must-have for commuters and travelers.
CAD MH510 Headphones Offer Studio Performance And Consumer Style.
I was tempted to keep this pair of headphones for myself, but when they're on my scrawny head I look like Princess Leia if she was a pitiful drowned rat.
Get Clarity with a Set of Clarity Series Wooden Headphones.
Works with any standard-size 3.5mm headphones or speakers.
Autodesk Fusion 360, used to design a pair of headphones.
Guard smuggled headphones, cologne and Chinese take out to inmates.
Microsoft has also licensed PictureTel's acoustic echo-cancellation technology, which eliminates the retransmission of received audio without requiring conference participants to wear headphones.

In science:

Both the iPod and the iPhone have, in fact, only a headphone jack and the 30-pin dock connector. 2A US gallon correspondents to ≈ 3.78 liters.
Modern consumerism and the waste problem
Equal-loudness contours were first measured using headphones (by Fletcher and Munson in 1933).
Music in Terms of Science
The equal-loudness curves derived using headphones are valid only for the special case of what is called ‘side-presentation’, which is not how we normally hear.
Music in Terms of Science
The combination of this structure and the two hot spots resembles a set of ‘headphones’ (the hot spots mark the ‘earpieces’).
Chandra X-ray Observations of Cygnus A and Pictor A