Definition of a word in someone's earchiefly British
- May I have a word in your ear before you leave?
: something that is said
: talk, discourse
: the text of a vocal musical composition
: to express in words : phrase
: some person : somebody
: 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
: the fruiting spike of a cereal (such as wheat or corn) including both the seeds and protective structures
: to form ears in growing
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