ear·​wit·​ness ˈir-ˈwit-nəs How to pronounce earwitness (audio)
: one who overhears something
especially : one who gives a report on what has been heard

Examples of earwitness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An earwitness on the safe side of the locker-room door joked about the need to repaint the walls after the coach's halftime address. Kevin Scarbinsky, AL.com, 21 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1539, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of earwitness was in 1539

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“Earwitness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earwitness. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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