Synonyms of hearing


1. hearing, proceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings

usage: (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence

2. hearing, audience, opportunity, chance

usage: an opportunity to state your case and be heard; "they condemned him without a hearing"; "he saw that he had lost his audience"

3. earshot, earreach, hearing, range, reach

usage: the range within which a voice can be heard; "the children were told to stay within earshot"

4. listening, hearing, sensing, perception

usage: the act of hearing attentively; "you can learn a lot by just listening"; "they make good music--you should give them a hearing"

5. hearing, session

usage: a session (of a committee or grand jury) in which witnesses are called and testimony is taken; "the investigative committee will hold hearings in Chicago"

6. hearing, audition, auditory sense, sense of hearing, auditory modality, modality, sense modality, sensory system, exteroception

usage: the ability to hear; the auditory faculty; "his hearing was impaired"


1. hear, perceive, comprehend

usage: perceive (sound) via the auditory sense

2. learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see

usage: get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"

3. hear, try, probe, examine

usage: examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process; "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California"

4. hear, pick up, receive

usage: receive a communication from someone; "We heard nothing from our son for five years"

5. listen, hear, take heed, concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet

usage: listen and pay attention; "Listen to your father"; "We must hear the expert before we make a decision"


1. hearing(prenominal) (vs. deaf), sharp-eared, quick-eared

usage: able to perceive sound

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Definition and meaning of hearing (Dictionary)