hearing vs listening what difference

what is difference between hearing and listening

English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhɪɹ.ɪŋ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhɪəɹ.ɪŋ/, /ˈhɪːɹ.ɪŋ/
  • (Scotland) IPA(key): /ˈhiːɹ.ɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪərɪŋ

Adjective

hearing (comparative more hearing, superlative most hearing)

  1. Able to hear.
    Deaf people often must deal with hearing people.

Antonyms

  • deaf
  • nonhearing

Translations

Noun

hearing (countable and uncountable, plural hearings)

  1. (uncountable) The sense used to perceive sound.
  2. (countable) The act by which something is heard.
  3. (uncountable) A proceeding at which discussions are heard.
  4. (countable, law) A legal procedure done before a judge, without a jury, as with an evidentiary hearing.
  5. (informal, dated) A scolding.

Derived terms

  • hard of hearing
  • hearing aid
  • hearing-impaired
  • in hearing
  • preliminary hearing

Translations

Verb

hearing

  1. present participle of hear


English

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈlɪs.nɪŋ/, /ˈlɪs.ən.ɪŋ/

Etymology 1

From Middle English listnynge, lustninde, from Old English hlysnende, equivalent to listen +‎ -ing.

Adjective

listening (not comparable)

  1. Of something or someone that listens.
    Any listening person can tell she’s lying.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Translations

Verb

listening

  1. present participle of listen
Derived terms
  • listening post
  • listening station

Etymology 2

From Middle English listnynge, lustnynge, lystenynge, equivalent to listen +‎ -ing.

Noun

listening (plural listenings)

  1. Action of the verb listening
  2. An educational exercise involving listening
  3. Skill or ability of perceiving spoken language.
Translations

Anagrams

  • enlisting, tinseling

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