clairaudience

noun

clair·​au·​di·​ence kler-ˈȯ-dē-ən(t)s How to pronounce clairaudience (audio)
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: the power or faculty of hearing something not present to the ear but regarded as having objective reality
clairaudient adjective
clairaudiently adverb

Examples of clairaudience in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To define those terms: Clairvoyance is the ability to perceive psychic abilities using imagery; clairaudience is the ability to perceive by hearing; and claircognisance is the ability to perceive by knowing. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, 5 Aug. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

clair- (as in clairvoyance) + audience (act of hearing)

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of clairaudience was in 1864

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Cite this Entry

“Clairaudience.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clairaudience. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

clairaudience

noun
: the power or faculty of hearing something not present to the ear but regarded as having objective reality
clairaudient adjective

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