Hear - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |hɪr|  American pronunciation of the word hear
Brit.  |hɪə|  British pronunciation of the word hear
irregular verb:  p.t. — heard  p.p. — heard
- perceive (sound) via the auditory sense
- get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally (syn: discover, find out, learn, pick up, see)
- examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process (syn: try)
The jury had heard all the evidence
- receive a communication from someone
We heard nothing from our son for five years
- listen and pay attention (syn: listen)
We must hear the expert before we make a decision


Do you hear that music?

I couldn't hear a word of what he said over all that noise.

I thought I heard him leave.

Would you turn the volume up a little? I can't hear.

I heard her in concert a few years ago.

Have you ever heard Wagner sung in English?

The committee will hear witnesses today.

I hear he's leaving town.

I don't know what happened. I'll let you know if I hear anything.

I've heard it said that smoking is bad for your health.

He is dull of hearing.

He whispered so that I should not hear.

The men shouted and I distinctly heard them through the falling snow.

I wish everyone would shut up, so that we could hear ourselves think.

There was an agreement between us that you should hear me out.

Phrasal verbs

hear out  — listen to every detail and give a full hearing to

Word forms

I/you/we/they: hear
he/she/it: hears
present participle: hearing
past tense: heard
past participle: heard
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