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Definition of earshot noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

earshot

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈɪrʃɑt//
 
 
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Idioms
out of earshot (of somebody/something)
 
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too far away to hear someone or something or to be heard We waited until Ted was safely out of earshot before discussing it.
within earshot (of somebody/something)
 
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near enough to hear someone or something or to be heard As she came within earshot of the group, she heard her name mentioned.
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