Synonyms for ear

Grammar : Noun
Spell : eer
Phonetic Transcription : ɪər

Top 10 synonyms for ear Other synonyms for the word ear

Définition of ear

Origin :
  • "organ of hearing," Old English eare "ear," from Proto-Germanic *auzon (cf. Old Norse eyra, Danish øre, Old Frisian are, Old Saxon ore, Middle Dutch ore, Dutch oor, Old High German ora, German Ohr, Gothic auso), from PIE *ous- with a sense of "perception" (cf. Greek aus, Latin auris, Lithuanian ausis, Old Church Slavonic ucho, Old Irish au "ear," Avestan usi "the two ears"). The belief that itching or burning ears means someone is talking about you is mentioned in Pliny's "Natural History" (77 C.E.). Until at least the 1880s, even some medical men still believed piercing the ear lobes improved one's eyesight. Meaning "handle of a pitcher" is mid-15c. (but cf. Old English earde "having a handle"). To be wet behind the ears "naive" is implied from 1914. Phrase walls have ears attested from 1610s. Ear-bash (v.) is Australian slang (1944) for "to talk inordinately" (to someone).
  • noun attention
Example sentences :
  • As I approached her apartment, the voice of Alcibiades met my ear.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • Harry turned to Philip and spoke to him, shouting in his ear the explanation.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • The sound in her ear had grown to a roar, as of many mill-wheels.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • A voice broke on his ear, coming, it seemed, from another world.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • The impact of sounds on his ear from the receiver set him to attention.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • A slight noise had caught his ear, he had stooped, listening.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Above the horizon is a goddess who holds in her left hand an ear of corn.
  • Extract from : « The Babylonian Legends of the Creation » by British Museum
  • He placed it to his ear, thinking it had stopped, but found himself mistaken.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • Chip whispered the question in the ear of the perturbed Little Doctor.
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower
  • There were some thoughts which he could not whisper into even Silver's ear.
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower

Antonyms for ear

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