earshot earshot  /ˈɪr ˌʃɑt/


  • (n) the range within which a voice can be heard



  1. Clinton and Summers paused for a lengthy chat, though well out of earshot, in front of the Rose Garden as a White House groundskeeper watered the flowers with a leaky garden hose.
  2. The interrogators were out of view but not out of earshot of the soldiers, who overheard what they came to believe was abuse.
  3. But outside the earshot of men, the women are fierce, alive and opinionated.


  1. Charles Saatchi Choked Nigella Lawson at a Restaurant

    Depressing. Celebrity chef and The Taste co-host Nigella Lawson was choked and physically abused by her multimillionaire husband Charles Saatchi after they dined at an outdoor table at Scott's in Mayfair. Several photos depict Lawson being choked and pushed. The Mirror has a detailed description of the incident, which for the most part took place in view and within earshot of people on the ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  2. Cosmic Pizza owner killed near family

    The owner of Cosmic Pizza in Hartwell was mortally wounded Saturday night within earshot of his wife and three young children, neighbors say.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer

  3. As clubhouse chef, Faisal Sultani leads Washington Nationals from temptation

    The best time to ask a clubhouse attendant to grab a couple of Big Macs from the McDonald's up South Capitol Street from Nationals Park is not when the clubhouse chef is within earshot. Last month's request from an unnamed member of the Nationals threw Faisal Sultani into action. "Are ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Washington Times


  1. "I AM INDY! This is who I am," said Gene Simmons. "From the top of my head to the bottom of my platformed bootheels. There is no greater thrill than to be within earshot of the fastest cars on Planet Earth. I look forward to seeing you all at...
    on Jul 14, 2008 By: Gene Simmons Source: Motorsport.com

  2. "This is the first time that it's been so clear that their instructions are to keep me away from him and not to get within earshot with a question," Wilson said after the scuffle. "They know I'm no threat to him."
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: Steve Wilson Source: DetNews.com

  3. Tworkov wrote of these works: "The central image of these paintings is an action brought near by a telescope but out of earshot, silent and meaningless. In a thicket the actors might be lovers, or a murderer and his victim - the anxiety is that of...
    on Aug 31, 2009 By: Jack Tworkov Source: New York Times

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