| Share
 

Rowned in the Ear

Whispered in the ear. The old word rown, rowned (to whisper, to talk in private). Polonius says to the king in Hamlet - “Let his queen-mother all alone entreat him to show his grief- left her be rowned with him;” not blunt and loud, but in private converse. (See Round , To.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Rowned in the Ear from Infoplease:

  • Rowned in the Ear - Rowned in the Ear Whispered in the ear. The old word rown, rowned (to whisper, to talk in private). ...
  • Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: R - Definitions, origins, and illustrative excerpts for words, phases, and literary allusions starting with "R"

Related Content

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring