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clairaudience

[klair-aw-dee-uh ns] /klɛərˈɔ di əns/
noun
1.
the power to hear sounds said to exist beyond the reach of ordinary experience or capacity, as the voices of the dead.
Origin of clairaudience
1860-1865
1860-65; clair(voyance) + audience (in sense “hearing”)
Related forms
clairaudient, noun, adjective
clairaudiently, adverb
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Examples from the Web for clairaudient
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  • You will be entertaining your sitter by twitching and jerking and making clairvoyant and clairaudient guesses for him.

  • In this way the "medium" became clairvoyant, clairaudient, telekinetic.

    The Tyranny of the Dark Hamlin Garland
  • This is not correct, it all depends if one is clairvoyant or clairaudient.

    The Banshee Elliot O'Donnell
  • I wandered, I recall, into the realm of the clairvoyant and the clairaudient.

    Sight Unseen Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He had visions of scenes that he was impelled to paint and he suffered from clairaudient hallucinations.

    Possessed Cleveland Moffett
  • One lady is a clairaudient, and on the occasion of her mother falling ill she heard the words "Wednesday—the fifteenth."

British Dictionary definitions for clairaudient

clairaudience

/ˌklɛərˈɔːdɪəns/
noun
1.
(psychol) the postulated ability to hear sounds beyond the range of normal hearing Compare clairvoyance
Derived Forms
clairaudient, adjective, noun
Word Origin
C19: from French clair clear + audience, after clairvoyance
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Word Origin and History for clairaudient

clairaudience

n.

1864, from French clair (see clear (adj.)) + audience; on model of clairvoyance.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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