hark

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verb \ˈhärk\

Definition of hark

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to pay close attention :  listen <only natural for them to hark to him — G. G. Black>

Examples of hark in a sentence

  1. <upon hearing the offending ringing, the teacher sarcastically cried, Hark! Could that possibly be a cell phone?>

Origin and Etymology of hark

Middle English herkien; akin to Old High German hōrechen to listen, Old English hīeran to hear


First Known Use: 14th century



HARK Defined for Kids

hark

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verb \ˈhärk\

Definition of hark for Students

harked

harking

  1. :  listen 1 <“And hark to the singing and the harps!” — J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit>

hark back

  1. :  to recall or cause to recall something earlier



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