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Roget category 418

3. Words relating to matter
3.3. Organic matter
›› 3.3.2. Sensation

#418. [Sense of sound.] Hearing


hearing etc. v. — audition, auscultationeavesdroppingaudibility.
acute ear, nice ear, delicate ear, quick ear, sharp ear, correct ear, musical earear for music.
ear, auricle, lug, acoustic organs, auditory apparatuseardrum, tympanum, tympanic membrane.
[devices to aid human hearing by amplifying sound] ear trumpet, speaking trumpet, hearing aid, stethoscope.
[distance within which direct hearing is possible] earshot, hearing distance, hearing, hearing range, sound, carrying distance.
[devices for talking beyond hearing distance: list] telephone, phone, telephone booth, intercom, house phone, radiotelephone, radiophone, wireless, wireless telephone, mobile telephone, car radio, police radio, two-way radio, walkie-talkie [Mil.], handie-talkie, citizen's band, CB, amateur radio, ham radio, short-wave radio, police band, ship-to-shore radio, airplane radio, control tower communication(communication) 525, 527, 529, 531, 532electronic devices [devices for recording and reproducing recorded sound], phonograph, gramophone, megaphone, phonorganon.
[device to convert sound to electrical signals] microphone, directional microphone, mike, hand mike, lapel microphone.
[devices to convert recorded sound to electronic signals] phonograph needle, stylus, diamond stylus, pickupreading head (electronic devices). hearer, auditor, listener, eavesdropper, listener-in.
auditory, audience.
[science of hearing] otology, otorhinolaryngology.
[physicians specializing in hearing] otologist, otorhinolaryngologist.


hear, overhearhark, harkenlist, listen, pay attention, take heedgive an ear, lend an ear, bend an earcatch, catch a sound, prick up one's earsgive ear, give a hearing, give audience to.
hang upon the lips of, be all ears, listen with both ears.
become audiblemeet the ear, fall upon the ear, catch the ear, reach the earbe heardring in the ear etc. (resound) 408.


hearing etc. v. — auditory, auricular, acousticphonic.


arrectis auribus [Lat.].


hark, hark ye!, hear!, list, listen!, O yes!, Oyez!, listen up [Coll.]listen here!, hear ye!, attention!, achtung [G.].

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