within hearing

idiom

Definition of within hearing

: close enough to be able to hear something
  • She stayed within hearing of her mother's voice.

Word by Word Definitions

hearing play
  1. : the process, function, or power of perceiving sound

  2. : earshot

  3. : opportunity to be heard, to present one's side of a case, or to be generally known or appreciated


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