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Definition of "earshot" []

  • The range within which sound can be heard by the unaided ear; hearing distance: listened until the parade was out of earshot. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "earshot" in a sentence
  • "From her indignant retelling, she said that they even commented, in earshot, that she must not be a “proper Chinese”."
  • "Such as Clayton Williams, the Texas man who was idiotic enough to make the following comment about rape within earshot of a reporter while running for the gubernatorial seat:"
  • "Torture is something an entire society feels, whether we are within earshot of the screaming or not."