au·​ral | \ ˈȯr-əl How to pronounce aural (audio) \

Definition of aural

: of or relating to the ear or to the sense of hearing visual and aural sensations

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Other Words from aural

aurality \ ȯ-​ˈra-​lə-​tē How to pronounce aurality (audio) \ noun
aurally \ ˈȯr-​ə-​lē How to pronounce aurally (audio) \ adverb

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Examples of aural in a Sentence

a quiet room for people seeking relief from the overload of aural stimulus just outside
Recent Examples on the Web Subduing this engine is a smart strategy because GM's turbo inline-four has the flat aural character that's more economy car than Lexus competitor. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 Cadillac XT5 2.0L Makes a Case for the Optional V-6," 17 June 2020 For me, their cooing is an aural embodiment of peace. Medea Giordano, Wired, "A Bird Feeder Will Bring You Joy," 14 June 2020 The chief technical officer for Automobili Lamborghini has spent years crafting its cars’ aural signature and expanding their perimeter of outrage, using pure, sweet volume. Dan Neil, WSJ, "Lamborghini Huracán Evo: Why the EU Is Silencing Screaming Supercars," 12 June 2020 Just landed: Travel news Have podcast, will virtually travel: A good travel podcast acts as an aural postcard, spieling out details about a destination for an audience that’s not jetting off—yet. Susan Seubert, National Geographic, "Backyard camping and other ways to fire up wanderlust at home," 13 May 2020 On his third and fourth albums, Hadreas muscled into more ambitious territory: his sound was layered, lush, shimmery and shuddering, with moments of aural sublimity underlined by allusions to decay and death. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, "Perfume Genius Wants to Make You Feel Less Lonely," 12 May 2020 With Active Noise Cancellation, the AirPods Pro take in aural information through the microphones and calibrate the sound 200 times per second to keep out the racket in your daily life. Popular Mechanics, "The Best Tech, Appliances, and Gadgets For A Smarter, Safer Home," 4 May 2020 The scene expands out like a song, about to spill into an aural ocean. Sarah Neilson, Washington Post, "Paul Lisicky’s ‘Later’ conjures a queer utopia amid the AIDS crisis," 31 Mar. 2020 But Future’s flow on the track is an aural masterpiece. Cady Lang, Time, "The 6 Biggest Takeaways From Drake's New Mixtape Dark Lane Demo Tapes," 1 May 2020

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First Known Use of aural

1773, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aural

Latin auris ear — more at ear

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The first known use of aural was in 1773

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29 Jun 2020

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“Aural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of aural

: relating to the ear or sense of hearing


au·​ral | \ ˈȯr-əl How to pronounce aural (audio) \

Kids Definition of aural

: of or relating to the ear or sense of hearing

Other Words from aural

aurally adverb


au·​ral | \ ˈȯr-əl How to pronounce aural (audio) \

Medical Definition of aural

: of or relating to the ear or to the sense of hearing

Other Words from aural

aurally \ -​ə-​lē How to pronounce aurally (audio) \ adverb

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