aural


aural

aural 2[awr-uh l] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. of or relating to the ear or to the sense of hearing.

Origin of aural 2 1840–50; Latin aur(is) the ear + -al1 Related formsau·ral·ly, adverbCan be confusedaural oral Examples from the Web for aurally Historical Examples of aurally

  • He could hear them aurally now, but he kept watching them, esper-fashion.

    The Legion of Lazarus

    Edmond Hamilton

  • British Dictionary definitions for aurally aural 1 adjective

    1. of or relating to the sense or organs of hearing; auricular

    Derived Formsaurally, adverbWord Origin for aural C19: from Latin auris ear aural 2 adjective

    1. of or relating to an aura

    Word Origin and History for aurally aural adj.

    1847, “pertaining to the ear,” from Latin auris “ear” (see ear (n.1)) + -al (1). Meaning “received or perceived by ear” is attested from 1860. Related: Aurally.

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