earshot

noun 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

Examples of earshot in a Sentence

  1. They were within earshot of each other.

  2. babysitters should remain within earshot of young children

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First Known Use of earshot

1607

earshot Synonyms

Synonyms
hail, hearing, sound
Related Words
volume; distance, sight


EARSHOT Defined for English Language Learners

earshot

noun

Definition of earshot for English Language Learners

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


EARSHOT Defined for Kids

earshot

noun ear·shot \ ˈir-ˌshät \

Definition of earshot for Students

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


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