Definitions for listening
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word listening.
the act of hearing attentively
"you can learn a lot by just listening"; "they make good music--you should give them a hearing"
Action of the verb listening
You can learn a lot from grandparents by listening.
Skill or ability for nonnatives of English language of perceiving spoken English.
You can improve your listening well by watching English-language films.
Of something that listens, or is used in order to listen.
Listening is giving attention to a sound or action. When listening, a person hears what others are saying and tries to understand what it means. The act of listening involves complex affective, cognitive and behavioral processes. Affective processes include the motivation to listen to others; cognitive processes include attending to, understanding, receiving and interpreting content and relational messages; and behavioral processes include responding to others with verbal and nonverbal feedback. Listening is a skill for resolving problems. Poor listening can lead to misinterpretations, thus causing conflict or a dispute. Other causes can be excessive interruptions, inattention, hearing what you want to hear, mentally composing a response, and having a closed mind.Listening is also linked to memory. According to one study, during a speech some background noises heard by listeners helped them recall some of the information by hearing it again. For example, when a person reads or does something else while listening to music, he or she can recall what that was when hearing the music again later.Listening also functions rhetorically as a means of promoting the cross-culture communicative discourses. Ratcliffe built her argument upon two incidents in which individuals demonstrated a tendency to refuse the cross-cultural discourses.
Listening is the act of attentively receiving and comprehending auditory information or signals communicated by a speaker, through focusing mental attention, interpreting and understanding the content, responding to it appropriately, and retaining the information for future use. It involves not just hearing, but also requires concentration to process the sounds into meaningful messages.
Verb form of the word listen.
The listening ear is important as listening is an art.
Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'listening' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3352
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Rank popularity for the word 'listening' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1189
The numerical value of listening in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of listening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.
There are some experiences in life which should not be demanded twice from any man, and one of them is listening to the Brahms Requiem.
We are listening to their respiratory pattern. We may hear a little gurgling in their diving apparatus, indicating water intrusion in their helmet, we know each other well. We are listening to the tone of their voice ... the words they are saying. We are listening to their opinions, we are listening to the factual information. We are listening to every single word they say and every breath they take to make sure they are safe on the bottom.
This is a public health emergency and I'm listening to my health department, I'm listening to the Centers for Disease Control and I'll make my decision based on the best science and the best way we can stop this virus and stop this outbreak in its tracks.
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
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