What is ear?

  • (noun): Good hearing.
    Example: "He had a keen ear"; "a good ear for pitch"
    See also — Additional definitions below


The ear is the organ that detects sound. It not only receives sound, but also aids in balance and body position. The ear is part of the auditory system.

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Mexican Hayride (musical) - Plot Overview
... Mexico, Montana, a lady bullfighter, is about to throw the ear to David, the American chargé d'affaires ... When she spots the fugitive, Joe, she angrily throws the ear at him, as he is her brother-in-law ... Since he has caught the ear, he becomes a hero and an honored guest ...
Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
... Autoimmune inner ear disease is a suspected autoimmune disease characterized by rapidly progressive bilateral sensorineural hearing loss ... It occurs when the body's immune system attacks cells in the inner ear that are mistaken for a virus or bacteria ... Autoimmune inner ear disease was first described by Dr ...
Ass's Ear Abalone
... The ass's-ear abalone, scientific name Haliotis asinina, is a fairly large species of sea snail, a tropical gastropod mollusk in the family Haliotidae, the abalones, also known as ormers or paua ... shape of the shell, which is long, narrow and curved, resembling the shape of a donkey's ear ...
Ear - Invertebrate Hearing Organs
... Only vertebrate animals have ears, though many invertebrates detect sound using other kinds of sense organs ... The fly uses her "ears" to detect the call of her host, a male cricket ...
Ambiophonics, Stereophonics, and Human Hearing
... where signals from either speaker reach not only the intended ear, but the opposite ear, causing comb filtering that distorts timbre of central voices, and creating false “ea ... the same ILD and ITD that one would experience with one’s own ears at the recording session ... Disk, and sphere microphones without pinna (outer ear) can produce similar results ...

More definitions of "ear":

  • (noun): Fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn.
    Synonyms: spike, capitulum
  • (noun): Attention to what is said.
    Example: "He tried to get her ear"
  • (noun): The externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear.
    Synonyms: auricle, pinna
  • (noun): The sense organ for hearing and equilibrium.

Famous quotes containing the word ear:

    Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale,
    Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)