aural

adjective
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

Synonyms & Antonyms for aural

Synonyms

acoustic (or acoustical), audial, audile, auditory, auricular

Antonyms

nonauditory

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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

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An aural health monitor that listens for dangerously high noise levels – without recording anything, Maps. Mike Feibus, USA TODAY, "Apple backs up privacy chest-beating with critical new feature," 4 June 2019 It stores at least two hours of conversation between the pilot and co-pilot as well as any ambient noise, such as aural warnings produced by the plane. Ben Otto, WSJ, "Lion Air Crash: Divers Recover Jetliner’s Black Box," 1 Nov. 2018 Even better, the keys slightly animate, vibrate, and sound when tapped, giving visual, tactile, and aural feedback that they were depressed. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Lenovo's dual-display Yoga Book C930 boasts a bigger screen and better 'keyboard'," 30 Aug. 2018 But the assault on our aural tolerances was seriously arresting. Gerard Baker, WSJ, "Like a Rolling Christmas Stone," 14 Dec. 2018 With little time to identify and enjoy the nuances of your creation, the aural component is mostly irrelevant. Charlie Theel, Ars Technica, "DropMix review: Unleash your inner DJ," 26 May 2018 The hot water sloshes down my ear canal like an aural Neti Pot. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "The Strange Noise-Blocking Plugs That Custom-Fit Your Ears," 19 Oct. 2018 The sounds and sensations in Cuba, and now China, have been variously attributed to sophisticated electronic eavesdropping efforts or a form of aural harassment, with some pointing fingers at Russia or China. Steven Lee Myers, New York Times, "More Americans Evacuated From China Over Mysterious Ailments," 30 June 2018 Every team’s hospitality suite is positioned immediately above its garage, giving well-off fans (and stray journalists like me) the best aural and olfactory experience of the race, if not the best viewing angle. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "In Formula 1, you have to be amazing just to be average," 26 June 2018

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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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More Definitions for aural

aural

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of aural

: relating to the ear or sense of hearing

aural

adjective
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

aural

adjective
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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