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hark

play
verb \ˈhärk\

Definition of hark

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to pay close attention :  listen



Examples of hark in a sentence

  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

Rhymes with hark



HARK Defined for Kids

hark

play
verb \ˈhärk\

Definition of hark for Students

harkedharking

  1. :  listen 1 <“And hark to the singing and the harps!” — J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit>

hark back
  1. :  to recall or cause to recall something earlier





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