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aural1

[awr-uh l]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to an aura.
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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.
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Origin of aural2

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

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British Dictionary definitions for aural

aural1

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

Word Origin

C19: from Latin auris ear

aural2

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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