Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

aural1

[awr-uh l]
See more synonyms for aural on Thesaurus.com
adjective
  1. of or relating to an aura.
Show More

Origin of aural1

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

aural2

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

Origin of aural2

1840–50; < Latin aur(is) the ear + -al1
Related formsau·ral·ly, adverb
Can be confusedaural oral
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018


Examples from the Web for aural

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples


British Dictionary definitions for aural

aural1

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

Word Origin

C19: from Latin auris ear

aural2

adjective
  1. of or relating to an aura
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper