Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the sense of hearing; aural.

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  • adjective of, or relating to hearing, or to the sense or organs of hearing

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[audi(o)– + –al.]

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Latin audire ("to hear")

Examples

  • The recording industry -- once an audial but now a visual medium -- has all but erased the line separating music and soft porn with Madonna, Britney Spears, and Lady Gaga all becoming queens of pop as much for their scantily-clad bodies as for their music.

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Why Values-Voters Have Completely Failed

  • The sense of social hierarchy is even audial, with each button sounding a different chime.

    The Court of Modernism

  • Since my audial memory isn't as good as my visual, I can listen to their stories every year or so, and while still moderately familiar I find it as entertaining as the first time around.

    Hearing voices

  • Since my audial memory isn't as good as my visual, I can listen to their stories every year or so, and while still moderately familiar I find it as entertaining as the first time around.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • For example, in visual cognition, the object-aspects may be the appearance of merely colored shapes; in audial cognition of speech, they may be the appearance of merely the sound of consonants and vowels.

    Impure and Pure Appearances According to Non-Gelug

  • Now all we have to do is to keep playing it, until it becomes part of Sage's everyday environment - not exclusive (like original classical music was written for and performed only for the church or for royalty), but part of her audial surroundings.

    notes from the peanut gallery

  • Now all we have to do is to keep playing it, until it becomes part of Sage's everyday environment - not exclusive (like original classical music was written for and performed only for the church or for royalty), but part of her audial surroundings.

    Archive 2003-04-01

  • It is knowable by either visual or audial cognition and is revealing in the sense that it reveals the motivation.

    The Two Enlightenment-Building Networks (The Two Collections)

  • Modern technology has added a new feature to the audial glut: the loudspeaker.

    Ring them bells

  • Buyer's deafness: selective, quickly fading, total BLOCKQUOTEage of the audial canal.

    Sauce for the goose

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