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listening (not comparable)
- Of something or someone that listens.
- Any listening person can tell she's lying.
- Of something that is used in order to hear or to improve the ability to hear.
- He could hear better when he used his listening device.
- Of an action that is performed with caution and attention to sounds.
listening (plural listenings)
- Action of the verb listening
- 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 10, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
- It was a joy to snatch some brief respite, and find himself in the rectory drawing–room. Listening here was as pleasant as talking; just to watch was pleasant. The young priests who lived here wore cassocks and birettas; their faces were fine and mild, yet really strong, like the rector's face; and in their intercourse with him and his wife they seemed to be brothers.
- An educational exercise involving listening
- OK, students, today we're going to do a couple of listenings about the environment, then a reading about crime.
- Skill or ability of perceiving spoken language.
- You can improve your listening well by watching English-language films.
act of listening
ability of perceiving spoken language