- tending to perceive one's environment in terms of sound and to recall sounds more vividly than sights, smells, etc.
Origin of ear-minded
First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for ear-minded
Not many people are ear-minded; not nearly so many are as eye-minded.
In the first case you are eye-minded; in the second, ear-minded; in the third, motor-minded.
Now, most of the sparrows seem to be ear-minded, at least as far as their recognition of their mates are concerned.
But Madam English Sparrow was apparently eye-minded rather than ear-minded.