keen ear

Definition of keen ear

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

Word by Word Definitions

keenplay
  1. :  having a fine edge or point :  sharp

    :  affecting one as if by cutting

    :  pungent to the sense

  1. :  a lamentation for the dead uttered in a loud wailing voice or sometimes in a wordless cry

  1. :  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

  1. :  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

  1. :  the fruiting spike of a cereal (as wheat or corn) including both the seeds and protective structures

  1. :  to form ears in growing


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