earshot

noun
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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Synonyms for earshot

Synonyms

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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McKellen and Dench were still in earshot of the band, and began to dance around the empty space. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Ian McKellen Admits He and Judi Dench Were Up to No Good at Buckingham Palace During a Dinner with Queen Elizabeth," 14 Nov. 2018 In Oldham, a working-class town just north of Manchester, many residents were hesitant to talk about issues to do with Brexit or Trump, particularly in earshot of other people. Adam Shaw, Fox News, "Despite anger in London, Trump finds support in England's pro-Brexit working-class towns," 12 July 2018 Maybe the chatter among farmers in the field, out of official earshot, is saltier. Kyle Peterson, WSJ, "A Senate Barnburner in Farm Country," 7 Sep. 2018 Odds are, someone within earshot is hatching a plan to buy mansions and yachts as long as a city block. Alex Horton, The Seattle Times, "So many people are buying Mega Millions tickets that unique number combinations are shrinking," 23 Oct. 2018 The lab was not staffed Saturday night, so when a local alarm sounded on the tank at 5:06 p.m., alerting anyone within earshot that the temperature had risen to –156 degrees Celsius, no one heard it. Kayla Webley Adler, Marie Claire, "When Your Dreams of Motherhood Are Destroyed," 1 Oct. 2018 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

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First Known Use of earshot

1607, in the meaning defined above

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earshot

noun

English Language Learners Definition of earshot

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

earshot

noun
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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