verb \ˈhärk\

Definition of HARK

intransitive verb
:  to pay close attention :  listen

Examples of HARK

  1. <upon hearing the offending ringing, the teacher sarcastically cried, Hark! Could that possibly be a cell phone?>

Origin of HARK

Middle English herkien; akin to Old High German hōrechen to listen, Old English hīeran to hear
First Known Use: 14th century

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