hearing Definition

  • 1the ability to perceive sound
  • 2a legal process in which a case is brought before a court or a tribunal

Using hearing: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "hearing" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She lost her hearing after an accident.

  • Example

    The hearing on the case will be held next week.

  • Example

    The baby had a hearing test at the hospital.

  • Example

    He has a good hearing and can hear even the faintest sounds.

hearing Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for hearing

Phrases with hearing

  • court hearing

    a legal proceeding where evidence is presented and arguments are made to determine the outcome of a case


    The court hearing for the divorce case lasted for several days.

  • a meeting held by a government agency or legislative body to gather information and opinions from the public about a proposed action or policy


    The city council held a public hearing to discuss the new zoning regulations.

  • an electronic device that amplifies sound and is worn in or behind the ear by people with hearing loss


    My grandfather uses a hearing aid to help him hear better.


Summary: hearing in Brief

The term 'hearing' [ˈhɪərɪŋ] refers to the ability to perceive sound, as well as a legal process in which a case is brought before a court or tribunal. It can be used in phrases like 'court hearing' and 'public hearing,' and also refers to devices like 'hearing aids.'

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