sharp-eared


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sharp-eared

adj
capable of hearing even very quiet sounds

sharp′-eared′



adj.
having keen hearing.
[1885–95]
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Adj.1.sharp-eared - having keen hearing
hearing - able to perceive sound
References in classic literature ?
Once more the sharp-eared comrade overheard the King's words while he was still talking to the courtier, and reported them to the Simpleton.
When these words were overheard by the sharp-eared comrade and repeated to the Simpleton, he was in despair.
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Sharp-eared viewers of Monday night's episode of "Fargo" might have noticed a fun homage to the 1996 Coen brothers movie of the same name when Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy performed a cover of JosAaAaAeA@ Feliciano "Let's Find Each Other Tonight.
Sharp-eared fans will note the reference in that sentence to the lyrics of her new single Do What U Want, which opens tonight's show.
We look forward to receiving more submissions over the coming months and years, and, as the pace of change within the English language continues to accelerate, the contributions by eagle-eyed and sharp-eared word-spotters will become increasingly important.
And thanks to sharp-eared Liam Cairns and his brave grandad Barry Colpitts, a life was saved yesterday after a blaze broke out at a bungalow in Eston.
A sharp-eared and armed resident of an apartment complex in Bloomington, Illinois, heard loud noises on September 30.
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Yeah, but you don't look it," said a sharp-eared Noonan, who is actually four years younger than Heaps.