Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 418. Hearing.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section III. Organic Matter
2. Sensation
(iv.) Perception of Sound
418. [Sense of Sound.] Hearing.
NOUN:HEARING &c. v.; audition, auscultation; audibility; acoustics [See Sound]; eavesdropping.
  acute -, nice -, delicate -, quick -, sharp -, correct -, musical- ear; ear for music.
  EAR, auricle, pinna, concha, labyrinth, lug [Scot.], lobule or lobe, acoustic organs, auditory apparatus, eardrum, tympanum; malleus, incus, stapes, vestibule, cochlea, auditory nerve, Eustachian tube.
  EAR TRUMPET, speaking trumpet; telephone, phonograph, microphone; gramophone, phonograph, victrola [trade-mark name], megaphone, phonorganon; dictagraph or dictograph [trade-mark name], dictophone [trade-mark name], audiphone, dentiphone; stethoscope; telephone [See Information].
  HEARER, auditor, auditory, audience, listener, eavesdropper.
  OTOLOGY, otoscopy, auriscopy; otoscope, auriscope; otopathy, otography, otoplasty; otorrhea, tympanitis; otologist, aurist.
VERB:HEAR, overhear; hark, harken; list, listen; give -, lend -, bend- an ear; strain one’s ears, attend to, give attention, catch a sound, prick up one’s ears; give ear, give a hearing to, give audience to.
  hang upon the lips of, be all ear, listen with both ears.
  BECOME AUDIBLE; meet -, fall upon -, catch -, reach- the ear; be heard; ring in the ear (resound) [See Resonance].
ADJECTIVE:HEARING &c. v.; auditory, otic, aural, acoustic, acoustical, phonic; auriculate, auricular; auricled, eared; auditive.
ADVERB:arrectis auribus [L.]; all ears.
INTERJECTION:HARK! hark ye! hear! list! listen! oyez or oyes! attend! attention! lend me your ears!
  1. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.—Bible
  2. Little pitchers have big ears.
  3. And hear, like ocean on a western beach, The surge and thunder of the Odyssey.—Andrew Lang



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