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hark

verb \ˈhärk\

Definition of HARK

intransitive verb
:  to pay close attention :  listen
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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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HARK Defined for Kids

hark

verb \ˈhärk\
harkedhark·ing

Definition of HARK for Kids

:  listen 1 <“And hark to the singing and the harps!” — J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit>
hark back
:  to recall or cause to recall something earlier

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