auricular

adjective
au·​ric·​u·​lar | \ȯ-ˈri-kyə-lər \

Definition of auricular 

1 : told privately an auricular confession

2 : understood or recognized by the sense of hearing

3 : of, relating to, or using the ear or the sense of hearing auricular therapy

4 : of or relating to an auricle auricular tachycardia

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Synonyms & Antonyms for auricular

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

nonauditory

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Examples of auricular in a Sentence

had auricular proof that the sun was up, as the birds began chirping

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Some people can control their auricular muscles to move the ear slightly but to a noticeable extent, an ability that seems to have a genetic basis. C. Claiborne Ray, New York Times, "Born to Be an Ear Wiggler?," 16 Jan. 2017 A 2015 study in the journal Psychophysiology reviewed past research on the auricular nerves and found indications that the system could have been adapted to respond to sounds. C. Claiborne Ray, New York Times, "Born to Be an Ear Wiggler?," 16 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of auricular

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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auricular

adjective
au·​ric·​u·​lar | \ȯ-ˈrik-yə-lər \

Medical Definition of auricular 

1 : of, relating to, or using the ear or the sense of hearing

2 : understood or recognized by the sense of hearing

3 : of or relating to an auricle or auricular appendage auricular fibrillation

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