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hear·ing

hearing

 
pronunciation:
hi rIng
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the ability to hear or sense sound.
My grandfather's hearing is very bad, so I have to speak loudly to him.
definition 2: the chance to be heard.
He would not give me a hearing.
definition 3: a session in which arguments are presented, as in a court of law.
The judge agreed to give the woman a hearing in court.
definition 4: the distance over which one can hear or be heard.
He ran away and was soon out of hearing.
similar words:
sound
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