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1. Of or relating to the sense of hearing or the organs of hearing.
2. Perceived by or spoken into the ear: an auricular confession.
3. Shaped like an ear or an earlobe; having earlike parts or extensions.
4. Of or relating to an auricle of the heart: auricular fibrillation.

[Middle English auriculer, spoken into the ear, from Late Latin auriculāris, from Latin auricula, ear; see auricle.]

au·ric′u·lar·ly adv.


1. (Physiology) of, relating to, or received by the sense or organs of hearing; aural
2. shaped like an ear
3. (Anatomy) of or relating to an auricle of the heart
4. (Zoology) (of feathers) occurring in tufts surrounding the ears of owls and similar birds
(Zoology) (usually plural) an auricular feather
auˈricularly adv


(ɔˈrɪk yə lər)

1. pertaining to the ear or to hearing; aural.
2. perceived by or addressed to the ear; made in private.
3. dependent on hearing; understood or known by hearing.
4. resembling an ear.
5. Usu., auriculars. the feathers that cover a bird's ear.
au•ric′u•lar•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.auricular - of or relating to near the earauricular - of or relating to near the ear  
2.auricular - relating to or perceived by or shaped like the organ of hearingauricular - relating to or perceived by or shaped like the organ of hearing; "my apprehension of words is auricular; I must hear what I read"- George Santayana; "an auricular confession"; "an auricular appendage"
3.auricular - pertaining to an auricle of the heartauricular - pertaining to an auricle of the heart; "auricular fibrillation"


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Informal: hush-hush.


adj (Anat)
(of ear)aurikular (spec), → Ohren-, Hör-; auricular nerveHörnerv m; auricular confessionOhrenbeichte f, → geheime Beichte
(of heart)aurikular (spec), → Aurikular- (spec); auricular flutter(Herz)vorhofflattern nt


, auricular
a. aural, auricular.
1. rel. al sentido del oído;
2. rel. a una aurícula del corazón.
References in classic literature ?
To-day, each in her appropriate key, lisped, stuttered, mumbled, and jabbered as usual; about fifteen had racked me in turn, and my auricular nerve was expecting with resignation the discords of the sixteenth, when a full, though low voice, read out, in clear correct English-
When she ceased the auricular impressions from their previous endearments seemed to hustle away into the corner of their brains, repeating themselves as echoes from a time of supremely purblind foolishness.
This dignitary, conferring in secrecy with John Rokesmith on the subject of punch and wines, bent his head as though stooping to the Papistical practice of receiving auricular confession.
I'm sure ye did,' replied the red-headed man, with a grin which agitated his countenance from one auricular organ to the other.
Hetty, hast thou forgotten who appeased thine anguish when thy auricular nerves were tortured by the colds and damps of the naked earth
In sections on body acupuncture points, ear acupuncture points, and trigger points, they address such aspects as the small intestine channel, points on the auricular lobule according to Chinese nomenclature, projection zones of internal organs according to Nogier, long radial extensor muscles of the wrist, and tensor muscles of the fascia lata.
However, none of the previous studies have determined one quite comprehensive introduction to the dimensions and morphology of auricular concha, notwithstanding it is an essential segment of auricle.
14] Voigt A et al determined which combination of differently designed magnetic abutments provided the best retention for an auricular prosthesis.
In humans, traumatic auricular haematoma is the medical term for which sporting injury?
The treatment is believed to be auricular acupuncture, which involves sticking needles in inmates' outer ears.
La fibrilacion auricular (FA) es considerada un problema de salud publica.
The scalp derives its blood supply mainly from the four superficial branches of the external carotid artery, the superficial temporal, angular, occipital, and posterior auricular arteries, and the supraorbital and supratrochlear branches of the internal carotid.