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hearken

play
verb, heark·en \ˈhär-kən\

Definition of hearken

hearkenedhearkening play \ˈhärk-niŋ, ˈhär-kə-\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  listen

  3. 2 :  to give respectful attention

  4. transitive verb
  5. archaic :  to give heed to :  hear



Examples of hearken in a sentence

  1. <hearken! I hear the distant beat of the hooves of many horses>



Origin of hearken

Middle English herknen, from Old English heorcnian; akin to Old High German hōrechen to listen, Old English hīeran to hear


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with hearken


HEARKEN Defined for Kids

hearken

play
verb hear·ken \ˈhär-kən\

Definition of hearken for Students

hearkenedhearkening

  1. :  listen 1





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