a word in someone's ear

Definition of a word in someone's ear

chiefly British

  1. :  a remark that is made privately to someone May I have a word in your ear before you leave?

Word by Word Definitions

wordplay
  1. :  something that is said

    :  talk, discourse

    :  the text of a vocal musical composition

  1. :  speak

    :  to express in words :  phrase

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  the characteristic vertebrate organ of hearing and equilibrium consisting in the typical mammal of a sound-collecting outer ear separated by the tympanic membrane from a sound-transmitting middle ear that in turn is separated from a sensory inner ear by membranous fenestrae

    :  any of various organs (as of a fish) capable of detecting vibratory motion

    :  the external ear of humans and most mammals

  1. :  the fruiting spike of a cereal (as wheat or corn) including both the seeds and protective structures

  1. :  to form ears in growing


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