harking

present participle of hark
as in listening
to pay attention especially through the act of hearing upon hearing the offending ringing, the teacher sarcastically cried, "Hark! Could that possibly be a cell phone?"

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“Harking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/harking. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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