earful


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ear·ful

 (îr′fo͝ol′)
n.
1. An abundant or excessive amount of something heard, such as talk or music.
2. Gossip, especially of an intimate or scandalous nature.
3. A scolding or reprimand.

earful

(ˈɪəfʊl)
n
1. something heard or overheard
2. a rebuke or scolding, esp a lengthy or severe one

ear•ful

(ˈɪərˌfʊl)

n., pl. -fuls.
1. an outpouring of gossip or news.
2. scolding.
[1915–20]
usage: See -ful.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.earful - an outpouring of gossip
scuttlebutt, gossip, comment - a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; "the divorce caused much gossip"
2.earful - a severe scoldingearful - a severe scolding      
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
Translations

earful

[ˈɪəfʊl] N
1. I got an earful of Wagnerme llenaron los oídos de Wagner
she gave me an earful of her complaintsme soltó el rollo de sus quejas
get an earful of this (Brit) → escucha esto
2. (= telling-off) to give sb an earfulechar la or una bronca a algn, regañar a algn

earful

[ˈɪərfʊl] n (= telling off) to give sb an earful → passer un savon à qn
to get an earful → recevoir un savon ear infection notite f

earful

[ˈɪəfʊl] n to give sb an earfulfare una ramanzina a qn
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