aural

1
[awr-uh l]
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Origin of aural

1
First recorded in 1865–70; aur(a) + -al1

aural

2
[awr-uh l]
adjective
  1. of or relating to the ear or to the sense of hearing.

Origin of aural

2
1840–50; < Latin aur(is) the ear + -al1
Related formsau·ral·ly, adverb
Can be confusedaural oral
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aural

1
adjective
  1. of or relating to the sense or organs of hearing; auricular
Derived Formsaurally, adverb

Word Origin for aural

C19: from Latin auris ear

aural

2
adjective
  1. of or relating to an aura
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Word Origin and History for aural
adj.

1847, "pertaining to the ear," from Latin auris "ear" (see ear (n.1)) + -al (1). Meaning "received or perceived by ear" is attested from 1860. Related: Aurally.

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