Simple Definition of overhear
: to hear (something that was said to another person) by accident
Examples of overhear in a sentence
She overheard what her boss said to his secretary.
I overheard a rumor about you.
They were overheard discussing the project.
First Known Use of overhear
OVERHEAR Defined for Kids
Definition of overhear for Students
: to hear something by accident without the speaker's knowledge
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