listening


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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
References in classic literature ?
At about half-past ten that evening, Granet suddenly threw down his cue in the middle of a game of billiards, and stood, for a moment, in a listening attitude.
He was standing just outside the French-windows of the sitting-room, upon the gravel walk, his head upturned, listening intently.
I don't want to speak any louder for fear anyone else should be listening.
But as she was listening to the wind she began to listen to something else.
It was, in fact, solely to meet Prince Vasili that she had obtained an invitation to Anna Pavlovna's reception and had sat listening to the vicomte's story.
Later on he woke with a start and sat up in bed, listening intently, listening for he knew not what.
He stood, listened, and gazed sometimes down at the wet mossy ground, sometimes at Laska listening all alert, sometimes at the sea of bare tree tops that stretched on the slope below him, sometimes at the darkening sky, covered with white streaks of cloud.
To wait, listening again, in the darkness of that unknown region, was more than I had courage for.
A decidedly chemical smell began to steal into my nostrils--and, listening again, I thought I heard above me, and in some distant room, a noise like the low growl of a large furnace, muffled in some peculiar manner.
M2 EQUITYBITES-December 12, 2017-Listen Technologies Acquires ExXothermic's Audio Everywhere to Expand Assistive Listening Solutions
When teaching listening, second language instructors tend to rely on product-oriented approaches that test learners' abilities to identify words and answer comprehension questions, but this does little to help learners improve upon their listening skills (e.
Investigating cultural and performative practices of listening and their roles in bringing into being the self, the other, and our social world have become areas of burgeoning interest in communication studies (Beard, 2009; Dreher, 2009a, 2009b; Lipari, 2009, 2010; McRae, 2015; Peake, 2012; Ratcliffe, 2005; Vicaro, 2015).