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I have the worst ear for criticism; even when I have created a stage set I like, I always hear the woman in the back of the dress circle who says she doesn't like blue.
Cecil Beaton

Meaning of "ear" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EAR

Old English ēare; related to Old Norse eyra, Old High German ōra, Gothic ausō, Greek ous, Latin auris.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EAR

ear  [ɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EAR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ear is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES EAR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Ear

The ear is the organ that detects sound. It not only receives sound, but also aids in balance and body position. The ear is part of the auditory system. Often the entire organ is considered the ear, though it may also be considered just the visible portion. In most mammals, the visible ear is a flap of tissue that is also called the pinna and is the first of many steps in hearing. Vertebrates have a pair of ears placed somewhat symmetrically on opposite sides of the head. This arrangement aids in the ability to localize sound sources.

Definition of ear in the English dictionary

The first definition of ear in the dictionary is the outermost cartilaginous part of the ear in mammals, esp man. Other definition of ear is the sense of hearing. Ear is also sensitivity to musical sounds, poetic diction, etc.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EAR

eanling
ear infection
ear lobe
ear piercing
ear shell
ear stopper
ear trumpet
ear-grabbing
ear-piercing
ear-splitting
ear-stone
ear, nose and throat department
ear, nose and throat specialist
earache
earball
earbash
earbasher
earbashing
earbob
earbud

WORDS THAT END LIKE EAR

Amritsar
appear
ar
avatar
bar
bear
calendar
car
clear
dear
dollar
familiar
far
fear
gear
Gibraltar
guitar
hear
Madagascar
Magyar

Synonyms and antonyms of ear in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EAR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «ear» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of ear

Translation of «ear» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EAR

Find out the translation of ear to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ear from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ear» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

耳朵
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oído
570 millions of speakers

English

ear
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أُذُن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ухо
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

orelha
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

oreille
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Telinga
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ohr
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kuping
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tai
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कान
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kulak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

orecchio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ucho
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вухо
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ureche
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αφτί
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oor
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

öra
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

øre
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ear

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EAR»

The term «ear» is very widely used and occupies the 5.560 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EAR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «ear» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «ear» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ear

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10 QUOTES WITH «EAR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ear.
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Cecil Beaton
I have the worst ear for criticism; even when I have created a stage set I like, I always hear the woman in the back of the dress circle who says she doesn't like blue.
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E. F. Benson
There is no reason to suppose that taste is in any way a lower sense than the other four; a fine palate is as much a gift as an eye that discerns beauty or an ear that appreciates and enjoys subtle harmonies of sound, and we are quite right to value the pleasures that all our senses give us and educate their perceptions.
3
Ingrid Bergman
A kiss is a secret told to the mouth instead of the ear; kisses are the messengers of love and tenderness.
4
Earl Derr Biggers
Only very brave mouse makes nest in cat's ear.
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Birdy
It's quite hard to have your mom as a teacher - it's like, she's not necessarily a 'real teacher' for me. But she'd always teach me to really hear the music, and develop my ear, and to try and hear the harmonics of the piano.
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Action Bronson
Anything that catches my ear, I'm into. Things that are different, that change what you're listening to.
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Wilfred Burchett
France turned a deaf ear to the demands, but Ho had succeeded in attracting great publicity in progressive French circles to the situation in Indochina.
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Patrick Carney
I really don't have an ear for pitch. I can't sing at all, I can't hum melodies and I can't write riffs.
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Enrico Caruso
To become a singer requires work, work, and again, work! It need not be in any special corner of the earth; there is no one spot that will do more for you than other places. It doesn't matter so much where you are if you have intelligence and a good ear.
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Malcolm de Chazal
We sometimes laugh from ear to ear, but it would be impossible for a smile to be wider than the distance between our eyes.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EAR»

Discover the use of ear in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ear and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ear Acupuncture: A Precise Pocket Atlas Based on the Works ...
Praise for the First Edition:This book is an excellent reference for acupuncturists.
Beate Strittmatter, 2011
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Pocket Guide to the Ear: A concise clinical text on the ear ...
Here is the pocket guide anyone who treats or diagnoses ears and hearing - primary care physicians, family practitioners, pediatricians, otolaryngologists, audiologists, and more - needs to have at their disposal.
Albert L. Menner, 2011
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The Ear Book
These delightful books...stir the imagination and create a taste for more and more reading materials.' -Dr. Margaret B. Parke, Professor, Brooklyn College Illus. in full color. A boy and his dog listen to the world around them.
Al Perkins, 2007
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A Parent's Guide to Ear Tubes
The book addresses, in a straightforward manner, the .
Richard M. Rosenfeld, 2005
5
The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
In 2194 in Zimbabwe, General Matsika's three children are kidnapped and put to work in a plastic mine while three mutant detectives use their special powers to search for them.
Nancy Farmer, 1994
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Ear Acupuncture
An up-to-date guide to the principles and practice of Chinese and Western ear acupuncture, this book is aimed at both the student and practitioner.
Kajsa Landgren, 2008
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Atlas of Middle Ear Surgery
Packed with clearly labeled, full-color drawings on every page, Atlas of Middle Ear Surgery guides readers through the most common and innovative surgical procedures used to manage middle ear pathology.The authors, experts in this ...
Michel Gersdorff, Jean-Marc Grard, 2011
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Modern Chinese Ear Acupuncture
Each is identified with an English name and the international standard nomenclature for point reference. The distribution patterns and classification, and standard names, locations, and indications for roughly 87 ear points are provided.
Michael Helme, 2004
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The "Real Easy" Ear Training Book
Do you? If not, here is a practical guide to get you up to speed. Written by Berklee professor Roberta Radley, it uses contemporary music to help you see how ear training is invaluable for your own musical needs.
Roberta Radley, 2011
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Ear, Nose, and Throat Diseases: A Pocket Reference
This fully updated edition presents a comprehensive overview of the essentials of ear, nose, throat diseases, and surgery.
Walter Becker, Hans Heinz Naumann, Carl Rudolf Pfaltz, 1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EAR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ear is used in the context of the following news items.
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Business is waning for traditional ear clearers in India
Who in this city has time to stop and get his ear cleaned? And who would think of having it done on the street, by a man with a battered leather ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
2
Woman who had ear bitten off reveals how violent attack left her …
The supermarket worker says her ear is still 'deformed' even after she ... 'Unlike with what had happened to my ear, I felt in control, and in my ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
Hearing test pinpoints middle-ear problems in newborns
Ming Zhang holds an anatomical model of a human ear. Zhang is co-author of a study showing that testing newborns in neonatal intensive care ... «Medical Xpress, Jul 15»
4
Man Bites Attacker's Ear in Home Invasion
He bit harder so I bit his ear. Come to find out I bit most of it off, but he didn't care. He was on some type of rage to rob or hurt someone," Greg ... «WTVC, Jul 15»
5
Jason Day Diagnosed With Viral Inner Ear Infection, Will Play British …
According to a Golf Channel report, Day has been diagnosed with a viral infection of an inner ear nerve. He is taking medication and is still ... «Golf.com, Jul 15»
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Ear Acupuncture for Weight Loss?
Lose weight without dieting or exercise? That's what some advocates of ear acupuncture claim can happen with this centuries old technique. «eMaxHealth, Jul 15»
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UPDATE: Man gets ear bitten off during home invasion
UPDATE: A home invasion suspect is missing part of his ear after the victim bit it off during a fight inside a residence Tuesday. Chattanooga ... «WRCB-TV, Jul 15»
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Police: East Tennessee homeowner bites off part of attacker's ear
An East Tennessee homeowner bit off a part of his attacker's ear during a robbery Tuesday night, police say. The 40-year-old homeowner told ... «Knoxville News Sentinel, Jul 15»
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How Lecrae's 'Church Clothes' caught hip-hop's ear
How Lecrae's 'Church Clothes' caught hip-hop's ear. by Daniel Woodman, posted Wednesday, July 08, 2015 (7 hours ago). Tags: Lecraehip-hoprapculture ... «BP News, Jul 15»
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Say Whaaat? Man accused of hiding dope in his ear
That's because the deputy allegedly found some ear candy -- make that crack -- lodged inside Huff's ear, according to an arrest affidavit. «Sun Sentinel, Jul 15»

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