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

Other Words from aural

aurality \ ȯ-​ˈra-​lə-​tē How to pronounce aural (audio) \ noun
aurally \ ˈȯr-​ə-​lē How to pronounce aural (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 The Latter—all ghoulish synths and loud 808s—comes on like some aural equivalent to an MJ-eating-candy-corn gif. Will Dukes, Rolling Stone, 12 Aug. 2022 One final point of note is the genuinely excellent musical score, with veteran game composer Yasunori Matsuda heading up the game’s aural soundscape. Ollie Barder, Forbes, 31 July 2022 Like so many millennials, Olivia Rodrigo’s 2021 album, Sour, rekindled my aural appreciation for angry, vindictive, vitriolic music. Katy Kelleher,, 14 July 2022 This range of plumage and their shifting visual and aural characteristics are partly why the Soundsuits remain interesting after 30 years and several hundreds of examples later. New York Times, 16 May 2022 As Anderson talks of rebirth, Susanna Merrick, the founder of Aurawear, explains that your unique aural color combination can change over time. Aemilia Madden,, 29 June 2022 Luhrmann, who solidified himself as a distinctive auteur with 1996's Romeo + Juliet and 2001's Moulin Rouge!, works from a space of musicality, creating an aural tapestry for his works. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 22 June 2022 Critically, the aural analysis of the gunfire suggested that all 16 bullets were fired from the approximate location of the Israeli vehicle. New York Times, 20 June 2022 Supra-aural is just a fancy way of saying these are headphones that perch on the listener’s ears rather than completely enclosing them. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 11 June 2022 See More

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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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17 Aug 2022

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“Aural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for aural


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 aural (audio) \ adverb

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