Definition of hearken
hearkeningplay \ˈhärk-niŋ, ˈhär-kə-\
Examples of hearken in a Sentence
hearken! I hear the distant beat of the hooves of many horses
Recent Examples of hearken from the Web
The dark comedy, hearkening back to a simpler time, will feature ensemble members Lance Baker, Kirsten Fitzgerald and Natalie West.
Opened in the fall in Hillman City, Emma’s felt warm and inviting, hearkening to a time before the encroachment of boxy town houses.
The Spring 2017 collections, in similar fashion, hearkened to decades past while encouraging the new: presenting bold color, florals, prints and textures that seemed to call to the tropics and suit women who dare and defy expectations.
The 1-series hearkens back to to the beloved 2002tii and, more recently, to a time when 3-series models were smaller, lighter, more nimble, more economical — and more affordable.
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Origin and Etymology of hearken
Middle English herknen, from Old English heorcnian; akin to Old High German hōrechen to listen, Old English hīeran to hear
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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