[ klair-aw-dee-uhnt ]

  1. having or claiming to have the power to hear sounds said to exist beyond the reach of ordinary experience or capacity, as the voices of the dead: I wonder if you might know of a clairaudient medium who would be willing to contact their spirit friends on my behalf.

  2. relating to, or heard or received by, such a power: It was only for this one business deal that the clairaudient voice came to me, advising me.

  1. a clairaudient person: One clairaudient, when her mother fell ill, heard the words "Wednesday the 15th”—which turned out to be the date of her mother’s passing.

Origin of clairaudient

First recorded in 1850–55; clairaudi(ence) + -ent

Other words from clairaudient

  • clair·au·di·ent·ly, adverb

Words Nearby clairaudient Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use clairaudient in a sentence

  • He had visions of scenes that he was impelled to paint and he suffered from clairaudient hallucinations.

    Possessed | Cleveland Moffett
  • This is not correct, it all depends if one is clairvoyant or clairaudient.

    The Banshee | Elliot O'Donnell
  • You will be entertaining your sitter by twitching and jerking and making clairvoyant and clairaudient guesses for him.

  • I wandered, I recall, into the realm of the clairvoyant and the clairaudient.

    Sight Unseen | Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • In this way the "medium" became clairvoyant, clairaudient, telekinetic.

    The Tyranny of the Dark | Hamlin Garland