from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having keen hearing


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  • Behold the intoxicating footage of a Timber Wolf pack, 25 of them, strong, noble, united, sharp-eared and slobbery tongued – and then behold the plump bison pack in their midst: nature's version of Gourmet Burger Kitchen.

    Frozen Planet: Grace Dent's TV OD

  • The bleak comedy of Patrick's sexual frustration Mary having retreated into intimacy with their baby son is all the funnier because we already know that Robert is indeed a sharp-eyed, sharp-eared witness.

    Mother's Milk by Edward St Aubyn

  • John Dow is just the right amount of addled as the Larrabee patriarch, Donna Migliaccio is discreetly amusing as the sharp-eared housekeeper, and as Sabrina's father, Craig Wallace holds the show in his capable hands for a lovely spell near the end.

    Theater: 'Sabrina Fair' at Ford's Theatre is reviewed by Nelson Pressley

  • From time to time, the brothers annoyed the sharp-eared tenant below them, music teacher Oliver Isbell, by clomping about the premises in their boots.


  • If not Clothahump or his father, the quick-eyed, sharp-eared Mulwit was sure to spot him soon.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • "Hens!" she screeched with minimal vol - ume, so that her voice would not carry to the sharp-eared bats.

    Here There Are Monsters

  • Williams tells viewers that the audio recording was made by journalists Ben Bradlee and Jim Cannon and as Williams notes, "The very sharp-eared among us listeners can hear Sen. Kennedy's cigar cutter."

    New JFK Tapes Revealed

  • “Werrna,” Ruuqo said to his sharp-eared secondwolf, “are they gone?”

    Promise of the Wolves

  • [2] Note Ringe, From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic (2006), p.14 (see link): But the laryngeal had no effect on the *o of *h₂ḱh₂owsiéti '(s)he's sharp-eared', so far as we can tell, nor on the *ē of *ḗh₂gʷʰti '(s)he's drinking' [...]

    The origin of the Indo-European uvular stop (traditionally the "plain, non-palatalized stop")

  • Richard Greenberg, one of my least favorite contemporary playwrights, has rewritten O'Hara's book from curtain to curtain, replacing his sharp-eared dialogue with lame, campy punch lines and smoothing out the rough edges of the plot in a way that is alien to the flint-hearted spirit of the real "Pal Joey."

    We're Stuck With 'Shrek'


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