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lis·ten

(lĭs′ən)
intr.v. lis·tened, lis·ten·ing, lis·tens
1. To make an effort to hear something: listen to the radio; listen for the bell that ends class.
2. To pay attention; heed: "She encouraged me to listen carefully to what country people called mother wit" (Maya Angelou).
n.
An act of listening: Would you like to give the CD a listen before buying it?
Phrasal Verb:
listen in
1. To listen to a conversation between others; eavesdrop.
2. To tune in and listen to a broadcast.
Idiom:
listen up
Used as command to get a group or individual to pay attention: Listen up, everyone—we have to evacuate!

[Middle English listenen, alteration (influenced by listen, to list, listen; see list4) of Old English hlysnan; see kleu- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

lis′ten·er n.

listening

(ˈlɪsnɪŋ)
n
the act of concentrating on hearing something(as modifier)the act of paying attention
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.listening - the act of hearing attentivelylistening - the act of hearing attentively; "you can learn a lot by just listening"; "they make good music--you should give them a hearing"
auscultation - listening to sounds within the body (usually with a stethoscope)
sensing, perception - becoming aware of something via the senses
rehearing, relistening - the act of hearing again
Translations

listening

[ˈlɪsnɪŋ]
A. N good listening!¡que disfruten de la emisión!
we don't do much listening nowahora escuchamos muy poco la radio
B. CPD listening comprehension test Nejercicio m de comprensión oral
listening device Naparato m auditivo
listening post Npuesto m de escucha

listening

n he did all the talking, I did all the listeninger redete die ganze Zeit, und ich hörte die ganze Zeit zu; listening deviceAbhörgerät nt

listening

:
listening post
n (Mil, fig) → Horchposten m
listening service
n (Mil) → Abhördienst m
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