ear·shot | \ˈir-ˌshät \

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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Synonyms for earshot


hail, hearing, sound

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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

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In 2013, Coachella hosted a Britpop revival that featured a closing performance by Madchester kings Stone Roses -- but anyone in earshot will attest that the night belonged to Blur, who gave its first performance on U.S. soil since 2003. Jason Lipshutz, Billboard, "Top 22 Coachella Performances Ever," 9 Apr. 2018 Alcott Park is within earshot of his home off of 99th Street, the park being between 97th Street and Interstate 41/894 and between Howard and Morgan avenues. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Greenfield man defies police by continuing long-running tradition of firing off Civil War cannons on 4th of July," 5 July 2018 After all, two of Trump's attorneys imprudently discussed their work within earshot of a Times reporter at a D.C. steakhouse in the fall, leading to this accidental scoop about the legal team's internal disagreements. Callum Borchers, Washington Post, "Were Trump’s own lawyers behind the ‘disgraceful’ leak of Mueller’s questions?," 1 May 2018 During his boyhood spell in the Jackson 5 alongside his brothers, Michael recalled spending long hours in the studio, within earshot of other children playing in the park. People Staff, PEOPLE.com, "Joe Jackson Was Left Out of Son Michael's Will: 'This Is a Decision His Son Made' Says Lawyer," 27 June 2018 That’s how scenes of wonder here tend to unfold: in earshot of the sciences. Michael Owen, New York Times, "A Tale of Soviet-Era Bucharest Probes the Ties Between Writer and Muse," 2 Mar. 2018 Connor Breeden of Crestview High School discussed his plan within earshot of at least two classmates on Monday, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. Tiffini Theisen, OrlandoSentinel.com, "'Why not?' Florida 14-year-old says of threatening to shoot up school: report," 22 May 2018 Jodi Arias' two murder trials were conducted partly behind closed doors or at the judge's bench, out of earshot of the press and public. Michael Kiefer, azcentral, "Jodi Arias continues her quest for secrecy with murder conviction appeal," 18 May 2018 Then, on Saturday, the Taliban drove an ambulance packed with explosives into the heart of the city, within a earshot of the country’s intelligence agency and other government offices, and slaughtered more than 100 people. Mujib Mashal And Fahim Abed, New York Times, "As Afghan Attacks Intensify, So Does Anger at Country’s Leaders," 29 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of earshot

1607, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of earshot

: the distance within which someone's voice can be heard


ear·shot | \ˈir-ˌshät \

Kids Definition of earshot

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

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