Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Imperfectly or partly heard; not heard to the end.

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Examples

  • The curve of light bends back over him, dips with a supersonic roar, then turns and climbs toward the lower stars with a faint, half-heard shout: Away!

    Masked

  • I gathered from their half-heard conversation that Beefy was lamenting the loss of a lock of hair belonging to some bint called Leni which he'd carried in the back of his watch, and getting scant sympathy; Prussians, you know, care not two dams about their inferiors.

    Watershed

  • It's as if she hadn't been paying attention at the crucial moment and only half-heard him and she doesn't want him to know.

    Lance Mannion:

  • The curve of light bends back over him, dips with a supersonic roar, then turns and climbs toward the lower stars with a faint, half-heard shout: Away!

    Masked

  • Even half-heard they shook him from any complacency, and made his stomach churn He asked Schillig to repeat what he had just said.

    Final Resting Place of The Pen

  • It's as if she hadn't been paying attention at the crucial moment and only half-heard him and she doesn't want him to know.

    The goofiest scene in all the Star Wars movies

  • "The time once spent doing that crap crossword in the in-flight magazine and snoozing to a half-heard audiobook will feel just like all those hours you willingly sit in your desk chair on a beautiful warm February day when you could be out traipsing around your beautiful city."

    WiFi on airplanes. What's the downside?

  • The time once spent doing that crap crossword in the in-flight magazine and snoozing to a half-heard audiobook will feel just like all those hours you willingly sit in your desk chair on a beautiful warm February day when you could be out traipsing around your beautiful city.

    WiFi on airplanes. What's the downside?

  • She was beginning to recognize some of themthey tantalized her sight the way half-heard words in a foreign language sometimes tantalized her hearing, as if by just concentrating harder she could force some meaning out of them.

    Cassandra Clare: The Mortal Instrument Series

  • Some things are supposed to be half-heard in the back ground.

    Should movie theaters have to provide captioning for the hearing impaired?

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