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
They were within earshot of each other.
babysitters should remain within earshot of young children
Recent Examples of earshot from the Web
Residents fear there will be violence Sunday when supporters of President Donald Trump and counter-protesters hold four rallies within earshot of each other.
Even sites without compressors could be loud, as they were all situated within earshot of machinery.
Mr. Kushner did not respond, at least not in earshot.
Just before graduation, one female drill sergeant pulled aside a group of female privates, who ranged from former high-school athletes to a single mother with a culinary degree, and gave them her unofficial assessment out of officers’ earshot.
A moment later, with Mr. Kennedy out of earshot, a reporter from an ABC affiliate leaned in.
There’s also the story, frequently dropped within earshot of the press, about Bezos having to drive all of Amazon’s deliveries to the post office himself in the early days.
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First Known Use of earshot
EARSHOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of earshot for English Language Learners
: the distance within which someone's voice can be heard
EARSHOT Defined for Kids
Definition of earshot for Students
: the range within which a person's voice can be heard
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