Definition of keen ear
- She has a keen ear for languages and learns new ones easily.
: intellectually alert : having or characteristic of a quick penetrating mind
: extremely sensitive in perception
: sharply contested
: to make a loud and long cry of sorrow : to lament with a keen
: to make a sound suggestive of a loud cry of sorrow
: to lament, mourn, or complain loudly
: a lamentation for the dead uttered in a loud wailing voice or sometimes in a wordless cry
: the characteristic vertebrate organ of hearing and equilibrium consisting in the typical mammal of a sound-collecting outer ear separated by the tympanic membrane from a sound-transmitting middle ear that in turn is separated from a sensory inner ear by membranous fenestrae
: any of various organs (as of a fish) capable of detecting vibratory motion
: the external ear of humans and most mammals
: the fruiting spike of a cereal (such as wheat or corn) including both the seeds and protective structures
: to form ears in growing
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