keen ear


: a very strong ability to understand and appreciate something heard
She has a keen ear for languages and learns new ones easily.

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Recent Examples on the Web However, Shostakovich did have a keen ear for orchestral sounds, and under Music Director Rafael Payare’s guidance, the Symphony musicians made the most of their solos and section work. Christian Hertzog, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Oct. 2023

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“Keen ear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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