Roget category 4183. Words relating to matter
› 3.3. Organic matter
›› 3.3.2. Sensation
[Sense of sound.]
acute ear, nice ear, delicate ear, quick ear, sharp ear, correct ear, musical ear — ear for music.
ear, auricle, lug, acoustic organs, auditory apparatus — eardrum, 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, 532 — electronic 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, pickup — reading head (electronic devices). hearer, auditor, listener, eavesdropper, listener-in.
[science of hearing] otology, otorhinolaryngology.
[physicians specializing in hearing] otologist, otorhinolaryngologist.
take heed —
give an ear,
lend an ear,
bend an ear —
catch a sound,
prick up one's ears —
give a hearing,
give audience to.
hang upon the lips of, be all ears, listen with both ears.
become audible — meet the ear, fall upon the ear, catch the ear, reach the ear — be heard — ring in the ear etc. (resound) 408.
arrectis auribus [Lat.].
listen up [Coll.] —
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