(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Sense of hearing
1. hearing, sense of hearing; audition, auscultation; eavesdropping, audibility; acute ear, etc.; ear for music, perfect or absolute pitch; otology, audiology; audiometer; acoustics (see sound).
2. ear, auricle, acoustic organ, auditory apparatus, eardrum, tympanum; hearing aid, ear trumpet, speaking trumpet; amplifier, amplification, bone conduction; earphones. Slang, cans.
3. hearer, auditor, listener, eavesdropper; audience.
4. hearing, interview, audition, audience; trial (see inquiry).
1. hear, overhear, take in; eavesdrop, bug; sit in on, audit; hark[en], listen [in], give or lend an ear, bend an ear, be all ears, heed, hark, attend, prick up one's ears; turn a deaf ear to. Slang, get a load of.
2. become audible, fall upon the ear, listen in, catch or reach the ear, be heard; ring, resound. Informal, be all ears, drink in.
Adjectives — auditory, aural; auricular; audible, articulate, clear.
Phrases — little pitchers have large or big ears; walls have ears.
Antonyms, see deafness.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. heeding, auditive, hearkening; see auditory , listening , sensory 1 .
1. [An opportunity to be heard]
Syn. audition, interview, trial, inquest, test, fair hearing, tryout, attendance, congress, conference, audit, notice, performance, admittance, consultation, council, reception, presentation, audience, attention; see also discussion 1 , gathering , trial 2 .
2. [The act of hearing]
Syn. detecting, recording, distinguishing; see listening .
3. [The faculty for hearing]
Syn. ear, auditory faculty, aural apparatus, perception, listening ear, sense of hearing, audition, act of perceiving sound, acoustic sensation.
4. [Range of hearing]
Syn. earshot, hearing distance, reach, sound, carrying distance, range, earreach, acoustical effect, auditory range; see also extent .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
interview, audience, inquiry, day in court, inquisition, inquest, review, trial, presentation.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The sense by which sound is perceived: audition, ear. See SOUNDS. 2. Range of audibility: earshot, sound1. See SOUNDS. 1. A chance to be heard: audience, audition. See SOUNDS. 4. The examination and deciding upon evidence, charges, and claims in court: trial. See LAW.

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