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aural2

[awr-uh l] /ˈɔr əl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the ear or to the sense of hearing.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Latin aur(is) the ear + -al1
Related forms
aurally, adverb
Can be confused
aural, oral.
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Examples for aurally
  • You're treated, aurally and visually, to a subterranean symphony.
  • It has no tactile or visual reference points and can only be apprehended aurally.
  • Thus, emergency information must be provided both aurally and in a visual format.
  • Such identification shall be made both aurally and visually.
  • Studies fourth-grade children's lexical acquisition ability for aurally taught words.
  • If the raptor is detected aurally, the surveyor will mentally note the approximate distance the bird was first aurally detected.
  • Part of a sentence is provided in print and aurally, and the remaining part that the students create should be a sentence.
British Dictionary definitions for aurally

aural1

/ˈɔːrəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the sense or organs of hearing; auricular
Derived Forms
aurally, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from Latin auris ear

aural2

/ˈɔːrəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to an aura
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Word Origin and History for aurally
aural
1847, "pertaining to the ear," from L. auris "ear" (see ear (1)) + -al (1). Meaning "received or perceived by ear" is attested from 1860.
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aurally in Medicine

aural au·ral1 (ôr'əl)
adj.
Relating to or perceived by the ear.

aural au·ral2 (ôr'əl)
adj.
Characterized by or relating to an aura.

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