earshot

[eer-shot]

noun

the range or distance within which a sound, voice, etc., can be heard.

Nearby words

  1. earpiece,
  2. earplug,
  3. earreach,
  4. earring,
  5. ears are burning, one's,
  6. earsplitting,
  7. earth,
  8. earth almond,
  9. earth art,
  10. earth auger

Origin of earshot

First recorded in 1600–10; ear1 + shot1

Also called earreach.

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British Dictionary definitions for earshot

earshot

noun

the range or distance within which sound may be heard (esp in the phrases within earshot, out of earshot)
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Word Origin and History for earshot

earshot

n.

c.1600, from ear (n.1) + shot (n.) in the sense of "range" (e.g. bowshot).

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