Definition of earshot noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

earshot

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɪəʃɒt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪrʃɑːt//
 
 
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Extra examples He diplomatically moved out of earshot. He said nothing, for the policeman was still within earshot. I waited until Molly was out of earshot before I told them my news.Idioms
out of earshot (of somebody/something)
 
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too far away to hear somebody/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 somebody/something or to be heard As she came within earshot of the group, she heard her name mentioned.
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