verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- to listen to a radio or television broadcast: Listen in tomorrow for the names of the lottery winners.
- to overhear a conversation or communication, especially by telephone; eavesdrop: Someone was listening in to his private calls.
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OTHER WORDS FROM listenlis·ten·er, nounre·lis·ten, verbun·lis·ten·ing, adjective
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How to use listen in a sentence
About a dozen attendees, socially distanced across the backyard, listened.Election live updates: Trump returns to Wisconsin; Biden to face live audience at town hall|Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
The real skill is pattern recognition over time of who is actually useful for good information — knowing who to listen to and for what.Startup founders must overcome information overload|Walter Thompson|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
Instead, I took to spending whole days in the wetland, watching and listening.How to hunt for star-nosed moles (and their holes)|Kenneth Catania|September 15, 2020|Popular Science
As always, thanks for the feedback and thanks for listening.What if Your Company Had No Rules? (Bonus Episode)|Maria Konnikova|September 12, 2020|Freakonomics
Even Spotify only shows you speed options when you’re listening to podcasts.Read, watch, and listen to things faster than ever before|David Nield|September 9, 2020|Popular Science
But if you listen to our leaders, they weren't the real targets here.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
What an amazing thing to be able to listen to any music you want, a whole world of bands.
One of the rites of passage for every young political reporter is to listen to the elders tell stories about campaigns past.
But then I thought about the feedback I get from fans, yes we do listen to you, and thought why not?Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex|Aurora Snow|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Why would they listen to the radio when they can see the outside world?North Korea’s Secret Movie Bootleggers: How Western Films Make It Into the Hermit Kingdom|Lizzie Crocker|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But he walked up and down the room and forced himself to listen, though he could scarcely bear it, I could see.
Shopkeepers ran out of their shops, housewives craned over their balconies to listen to him.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
I am always astonished, amazed and delighted afresh, and even as I listen I can hardly believe that the man can play so!
No one would listen to him but old Monsieur Farival, who went into convulsions over the droll story.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
I knew, further, that Sunday could not be a day of rest for her, for of all his people she would have to listen to his preaching.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd