hear hear  /ˈhir/


  1. (v) perceive (sound) via the auditory sense
  2. (v) get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
  3. (v) examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process
  4. (v) receive a communication from someone
  5. (v) listen and pay attention

Derived Word(s)


  1. Because he couldn't hear the dialogue, the producers added subtitles timed exactly to the characters' voices so that Samuragoch could compose the score around the dialogue.
  2. I want to hear crips talking about opera, strippers on Renaissance paintings, UFC champions on Finnegans Wake.
  3. If something is on your left, you hear a little bit of it on your right side, reflected off the wall, so it adds that.


  1. Parents to hear evidence in sons' faith-healing deaths in Philadelphia; have been in custody

    PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia couple who believe in faith healing over medicine is set to hear evidence against them on Wednesday in the death of a second child.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. Parents to Hear Evidence in 2 Faith-Healing Deaths

    Parents to hear evidence in sons' faith-healing deaths in Philadelphia; have been in custody        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ABC News

  3. Hear Howie’s take on Obama’s visit

    The special election for the open U.S. Senate seat is less than two weeks away, and one recent poll points to a tight race. How tight? Jump on the “High Noon” Web show and live chat today — at high noon, of course — as Howie Carr and moderator Joe Battenfeld weigh in on the issues. The president is in town and some say that’s not good news for U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey. Hear what Howie has to ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Boston Herald


  1. "This isn't about me," Obama said. "This debate is about the letters I read when I sit in the Oval Office every day, and the stories I hear at town hall meetings.This debate is not a game for these Americans, and they cannot afford to wait...
    on Jul 22, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Politico

  2. "Democrats haven't scheduled so much as a committee hearing for Donald Berwick but the mere possibility of allowing the American people the opportunity to hear what he intends to do with their health care is evidently reason enough for this...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Mitch McConnell Source: msnbc.com

  3. "You just hear this constant whining," Gramm told the Washington Times, "complaining about a loss of competitiveness, America in decline."
    on Jul 16, 2008 By: Phil Gramm Source: Indianapolis Star

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affectation affectation
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