earshot

[ eer-shot ]
/ ˈɪərˌʃɒt /

noun

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

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Also called earreach.

Origin of earshot

First recorded in 1600–10; ear1 + shot1
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British Dictionary definitions for earshot

earshot
/ (ˈɪəˌʃɒt) /

noun

the range or distance within which sound may be heard (esp in the phrases within earshot, out of earshot)
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