- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)Sense of hearingNouns1. 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).Verbs1. 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.II(Roget's IV) modif.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 .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.interview, audience, inquiry, day in court, inquisition, inquest, review, trial, presentation.IV(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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