listen listen  /ˈlɪ sən/


  1. (v) hear with intention
  2. (v) listen and pay attention
  3. (v) pay close attention to; give heed to


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  1. That said, listen in below as music critics Josh Tyrangiel and Alan Light introduce the list and talk about the top albums of the 1950s and '60s.
  2. A new study of teenage iPod use confirms what you probably already knew: many kids listen to their music too loudly, and they aren't aware of the risk to their hearing.
  3. I even advocate that people listen to music as loud as they want.


  1. Listen: Stream the xx's Night + Day Festival Now

    Today, the xx 's Night + Day festival in London will feature performances from the xx, Solange, Jon Hopkins, Mount Kimbie, Poliça, Jamie xx, Kindness, and others. Above, you can listen to the festival all day via RBMA Radio . Check out the schedule here . Watch the xx on's "Surveillance":
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Pitchfork

  2. Listen To Alicia Keys Perform 'Brand New Me' On 'VH1 Storytellers'

    Listen to Alicia Keys' stripped-down rendition of "Brand New Me" on "VH1 Storytellers." Today is Friday, which means we're experiencing mixed emotions. Usually we're all like, "Friday! Weekend! Party!!!" (Actually, who we kidding? These days it's more like "Friday! Sleep! Takeout!") And while this Friday does mean we can stop working for a few days, [...]
    on June 22, 2013     Source: MTV

  3. Listen To Alicia Keys Perform 'If I Ain't Got You' On 'VH1 Storytellers'

    Listen to Alicia Keys' stripped-down rendition of "If I Ain't Got You" on "VH1 Storytellers." Another day, another unreal live rendition of an Alicia Keys smash from her "VH1 Storytellers" appearance! And fine, yesterday, I kinda sorta picked "Fallin'" as my favorite "Storytellers" track, with her organic version of "Not The King" and "No One" trailing not too [...]
    on June 20, 2013     Source: MTV


  1. ...Breaking down the speech: In his much-anticipated, wide-ranging address from Cairo this morning, President Obama called for a "new beginning" between the United States and the Muslim world, urging the two "to listen to each other, to learn...
    on Jun 4, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source:

  2. "I will make no pledges this week other than this one," Kagan said, "that if confirmed, I will remember and abide by all these lessons: I will listen hard, to every party before the court and to each of my colleagues. I will work hard. And I...
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Elena Kagan Source: New Haven Register (subscription)

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