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 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 This episode has only brief snatches of song, most of it performed by Ms. Leonard’s Cass; the instrumental music, remarkably varied for an ensemble of just seven players, conducted by David Angus, supplies aural tension and texture. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, 2 June 2021 The aural goodies come from operatic soprano Gabriella Juliet and Noel Garcia, whose upper range amazes. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, 24 May 2021 If the number of people exceeds the limit, the PanaCast 50 can provides visual and aural cues to people in the room, enabling them to alter the meeting setup for safety and wellbeing. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 Filmmaker & cinematographer Drew Xanthopoulos delivers a visual and aural wonder of a documentary—an immersive and sensorial film that follows researchers working to finally decode the communication of humpback whales. Devon Ivie, Vulture, 20 Apr. 2021 Filmmaker & cinematographer Drew Xanthopoulos delivers a visual and aural wonder of a documentary—an immersive and sensorial film that follows researchers working to finally decode the communication of humpback whales. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 20 Apr. 2021 Meniere's disease is essentially a combination of symptoms that include aural fullness, tinnitus and debilitating vertigo. Darrah Brustein, Forbes, 21 May 2021 Such stories -- aural hits of Ambien -- appear on Calm, Headspace and other wellness apps. Brandon Griggs, CNN, 16 May 2021 But pretty much all songs played on mainstream radio receive this aural facelift. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 14 May 2021

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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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6 Jun 2021

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“Aural.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aural. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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 aural (audio) \ adverb

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