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Meaning of auricular

au•ric•u•lar

Pronunciation: (ô-rik'yu-lur), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the ear or to the sense of hearing; aural.
  2. perceived by or addressed to the ear; made in private: an auricular confession.
  3. dependent on hearing; understood or known by hearing: auricular evidence.
  4. shaped like an ear; auriculate.
  5. pertaining to an auricle of the heart.
  6. pertaining to certain often modified feathers that cover and protect the opening of a bird's ear.
—n.
  1. Usually,feathers that cover and protect the opening of a bird's ear.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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