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ear-minded

[eer-mahyn-did]
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  1. 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
Related formsear-mind·ed·ness, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Not many people are ear-minded; not nearly so many are as eye-minded.

    Natural Wonders

    Edwin Tenney Brewster

  • In the first case you are eye-minded; in the second, ear-minded; in the third, motor-minded.

    Natural Wonders

    Edwin Tenney Brewster

  • Now, most of the sparrows seem to be ear-minded, at least as far as their recognition of their mates are concerned.

    The Meaning of Evolution

    Samuel Christian Schmucker

  • But Madam English Sparrow was apparently eye-minded rather than ear-minded.

    The Meaning of Evolution

    Samuel Christian Schmucker