\ ˈhärk How to pronounce hark (audio) \
harked; harking; harks

Definition of hark

intransitive verb

: to pay close attention : listen only natural for them to hark to him— G. G. Black

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Examples of hark in a Sentence

upon hearing the offending ringing, the teacher sarcastically cried, “Hark! Could that possibly be a cell phone?”

First Known Use of hark

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hark

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

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The first known use of hark was in the 14th century

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“Hark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hark. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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\ ˈhärk How to pronounce hark (audio) \
harked; harking

Kids Definition of hark

: listen sense 1 “And hark to the singing and the harps!”— J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
hark back
: to recall or cause to recall something earlier

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