What does listening mean?

Definitions for listening
lis·ten·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word listening.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. listening, hearing(noun)

    the act of hearing attentively

    "you can learn a lot by just listening"; "they make good music--you should give them a hearing"

Wiktionary

  1. listening(Noun)

    Action of the verb listening

    You can learn a lot from grandparents by listening.

  2. listening(Noun)

    Skill or ability for nonnatives of English language of perceiving spoken English.

    You can improve your listening well by watching English-language films.

  3. listening(Adjective)

    Of something that listens, or is used in order to listen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Listening

    of Listen

Editors Contribution

  1. listening

    Verb form of the word listen.

    The listening ear is important as listening is an art.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'listening' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3352

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'listening' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1189

Anagrams for listening »

  1. enlisting

  2. tinseling

How to pronounce listening?

  1. Alex
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say listening in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of listening in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of listening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of listening in a Sentence

  1. Sean Reyes:

    Everything happened so quick. Bang, bang, the take-down, the hardest part was standing there listening to these traffickers, having them slapping us on the back and jubilant and thinking that we were all friends and partners.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Hillary is standing there listening to this and she's getting dragged over, she's getting dragged so far over to the left.

  4. Jason Cundy:

    I found it a tough listen. I prefer to hear a male voice. For 90 minutes listening to a high-pitched tone isn't what I want to hear, when there's a moment of drama, which there often is in football, I think that moment needs to be done with a slightly lower voice.

  5. Rebecca Hendrix:

    ‘I see where you are coming from,’ is the best phrase to use to resolve an argument because it does two things: It demonstrates you are listening to the other person and it validates their perspective.

Images & Illustrations of listening

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