what is difference between hearing and listening
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhɪɹ.ɪŋ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhɪəɹ.ɪŋ/, /ˈhɪːɹ.ɪŋ/
- (Scotland) IPA(key): /ˈhiːɹ.ɪŋ/
- Rhymes: -ɪərɪŋ
hearing (comparative more hearing, superlative most hearing)
- Able to hear.
- Deaf people often must deal with hearing people.
hearing (countable and uncountable, plural hearings)
- (uncountable) The sense used to perceive sound.
- (countable) The act by which something is heard.
- (uncountable) A proceeding at which discussions are heard.
- (countable, law) A legal procedure done before a judge, without a jury, as with an evidentiary hearing.
- (informal, dated) A scolding.
- hard of hearing
- hearing aid
- in hearing
- preliminary hearing
- present participle of hear
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈlɪs.nɪŋ/, /ˈlɪs.ən.ɪŋ/
From Middle English listnynge, lustninde, from Old English hlysnende, equivalent to listen + -ing.
listening (not comparable)
- Of something or someone that listens.
- Any listening person can tell she’s lying.
- Of something that is used in order to hear or to improve the ability to hear.
- He could hear better when he used his listening device.
- Of an action that is performed with caution and attention to sounds.
- The safest cover lay close under the wall of the cañon, and here through the dense thickets Venters made his slow, listening advance toward the oval.
- present participle of listen
- listening post
- listening station
From Middle English listnynge, lustnynge, lystenynge, equivalent to listen + -ing.
listening (plural listenings)
- Action of the verb listening
- An educational exercise involving listening
- Skill or ability of perceiving spoken language.
- enlisting, tinseling