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ear·shot

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

earshot

(ˈɪəˌʃɒt)
n
the range or distance within which sound may be heard (esp in the phrases within earshot, out of earshot)

ear•shot

(ˈɪərˌʃɒt)

n.
the range or distance within which a sound, voice, etc., can be heard.
[1600–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.earshot - the range within which a voice can be heard; "the children were told to stay within earshot"
reach, range - the limits within which something can be effective; "range of motion"; "he was beyond the reach of their fire"

earshot

noun
Range of audibility:
Translations
مَدى السَّمْع
hørevidde
heyrnarmál, heyrnarsviî
işitme mesafesikulak erimi

earshot

[ˈɪəʃɒt] N to be within earshotestar al alcance del oído
to be out of earshotestar fuera del alcance del oído

earshot

[ˈɪərʃɒt] n
out of earshot → hors de portée de voix
to be out of earshot of sb → être hors de portée de voix de qn
within earshot → à portée de voix
to be within earshot of sb → être à portée de voix de qn
to be within earshot of sth → être à portée de voix de qchear-splitting [ˈɪərsplɪtɪŋ] adj (= very loud) [sound] → strident(e)

earshot

[ˈɪəˌʃɒt] n out of/within earshotfuori portata/a portata d'orecchio
wait till he's out of earshot before you say anything → aspetta che si allontani prima di parlare

ear1

() noun
1. the part of the head by means of which we hear, or its external part only. Her new hair-style covers her ears.
2. the sense or power of hearing especially the ability to hear the difference between sounds. sharp ears; He has a good ear for music.
ˈearache noun
pain in the inner part of the ear.
ˈeardrum noun
the layer of tissue separating the inner from the outer ear.
ˈearlobe noun
the soft lower part of the ear.
ˈearmark verb
to set aside (for a particular purpose). This money is earmarked for our holiday.
ˈearring noun
an ornament worn attached to the ear. silver earrings.
ˈearshot noun
the distance at which sound can be heard. He did not hear her last remark as he was out of earshot.
be all ears
to listen with keen attention. The children were all ears when their father was describing the car crash.
go in one ear and out the other
not to make any lasting impression. I keep telling that child to work harder but my words go in one ear and out the other.
play by ear
to play (music) without looking at and without having memorized printed music.
up to one's ears (in)
deeply involved (in). I'm up to my ears in work.
References in classic literature ?
When they were out of earshot, he said to the vizir, "There must be something very odd to make that man act so--I should like to find out what is the reason.
But in spite of the brilliant sunlight and the green fans of the trees waving in the soothing sea-breeze, the world was a confusion, blurred with drifting black and red phantasms, until I was out of earshot of the house in the chequered wall.
He walks the poop darting gloomy glances, as though he wished to poison the sea, and snaps your head off savagely whenever you happen to blunder within earshot.
Rachel, when she was sure they were out of earshot.
But tarry ye behind in the borders of the forest, within earshot of my bugle call.
The finding of the still warm body of Kulonga--on the very verge of their fields and within easy earshot of the village--knifed and stripped at the door of his father's home, was in itself sufficiently mysterious, but these last awesome discoveries within the village, within the dead Kulonga's own hut, filled their hearts with dismay, and conjured in their poor brains only the most frightful of superstitious explanations.
For ten minutes I had watched her talking earnestly with the engineer, and now, with a sign for silence, I drew her out of earshot of the helmsman.
He bade these nobles stand in front of him, out of earshot and away from every other man.
So there we had to stay--my mother almost entirely exposed and both of us within earshot of the inn.
Now that we were before Zodanga the task of obtaining entry to the city devolved upon me, and directing Tars Tarkas to hold his forces in two divisions out of earshot of the city, with each division opposite a large gateway, I took twenty dismounted warriors and approached one of the small gates that pierced the walls at short intervals.
When they were out of earshot Miss Bartlett stopped her wails and said quite briskly: "Have you told him about him yet?
Baby was wheeled out of earshot, and did not hear about the crisis till later years.