(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
an opportunity to state your case and be heard
"they condemned him without a hearing"; "he saw that he had lost his audience"
earshot, earreach, hearingnoun
the range within which a voice can be heard
"the children were told to stay within earshot"
the act of hearing attentively
"you can learn a lot by just listening"; "they make good music--you should give them a hearing"
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"
hearing, audition, auditory sense, sense of hearing, auditory modalityadjective
the ability to hear; the auditory faculty
"his hearing was impaired"
able to perceive sound
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
auditory, acoumeter, acoumetry, acoustic, audible, audibility, audiometer, deaf, deafness, microcoustic, microphonous, otacoustic, inaudible, inaudibility, clairaudient, clairaudience, audient, audiphone, sonometer, audile
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How to use hearing in a sentence?
Rather than drag out this political charade into 2016 and selectively leak portions of a closed-door interview, the Committee should schedule the public hearing, make her records public and re-focus its efforts on the attacks in Benghazi.
I have followed up on that hearing with a phone call to Secretary Shanahan, and he has provided more details on the increase. I appreciate his willingness to discuss it with me, but a phone call is not a substitute for transparency before Congress and public candor.
I remember hearing just bloodcurdling screams. I just remember looking around, just seeing blood everywhere, sort of like debris falling from the sky.
The Master of Disguise. i still can't believe what I'm hearing and hoping it isn't true.
The idea that institutions like the BBC and the government go into days of mourning and a public-facing role of obeyance clearly confuses a lot of people, and the fact we've been hearing personal recollections from members of the family suggest they probably know this.
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- oïdaCatalan, Valencian
- slyšení, sluchCzech
- Hörvermögen, Anhörung, Hören, HGerman
- ακρόαση, ακοήGreek
- oído, oyente, audiciónSpanish
- kuulo, kuuleminen, kuulustelu, kuuleva, kuuloaistiFinnish
- audience, ouïeFrench
- udienza, udente, audizione, ascoltazione, indagine conoscitiva, uditoItalian
- 聴力, 聴聞会, 聴覚, 公聴会Japanese
- dzirdīgs, dzirdeLatvian
- hørsel, høringNorwegian
- audiência, audição, ouvidoPortuguese
- auzit, auzRomanian
- слуша́ние, [[слу́шание]] [[дело, разбира́тельство, слу́шание, слухRussian
- слух, sluhSerbo-Croatian
- thính giácVietnamese
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