ear·​shot | \ ˈir-ˌshät How to pronounce earshot (audio) \

Definition of earshot

: the range within which one may hear a person's unaided voice waited until he was out of earshot

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Examples of earshot in a Sentence

They were within earshot of each other. babysitters should remain within earshot of young children
Recent Examples on the Web What’s really strange is that Discovery actor Wilson Cruz was not among those invited to appear, an unexpected slight, given what happened at a Star Trek celebration last fall when someone used a homophobic slur within earshot of the out gay actor. Dawn Ennis, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 And race has mostly come up out of earshot of the jury, as lawyers spar over whether Black civil rights leaders will sway the case by sitting in court. Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2021 Later in the afternoon, the two sat side-by-side, carefully masked, in the front row of the Paris Peace Forum, chatting continuously, though out of earshot of any microphones. David A. Andelman, CNN, 12 Nov. 2021 Protesters are planning events near postcard backdrops in the historic heart of the Italian capital to draw attention to their causes despite being kilometers out of earshot of the G-20 leaders. Frances D'emilio, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 Oct. 2021 Wait until bedtime and deploy these to anyone within earshot. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, 14 Apr. 2022 The beatings were committed within earshot of other correctional officers who did not intervene in the assaults, prosecutors said. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al, 8 Apr. 2022 This happened on the field during practice, according to the player, and within earshot of some teammates. Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Mar. 2022 Katie Pazan lives in a luxury townhome complex within earshot of the Goleta Valley Community Center. Los Angeles Times, 3 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of earshot

1607, in the meaning defined above

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20 May 2022

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“Earshot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earshot. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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ear·​shot | \ ˈir-ˌshät How to pronounce earshot (audio) \

Kids Definition of earshot

: the range within which a person's voice can be heard

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