earshot


ear·shot

noun \ˈir-ˌshät\

: the distance within which someone's voice can be heard

Full Definition of EARSHOT

:  the range within which one may hear a person's unaided voice <waited until he was out of earshot>

Examples of EARSHOT

  1. They were within earshot of each other.
  2. <babysitters should remain within earshot of young children>

First Known Use of EARSHOT

1607

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