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ear-minded

[eer-mahyn-did] /ˈɪərˌmaɪn dɪd/
adjective
1.
tending to perceive one's environment in terms of sound and to recall sounds more vividly than sights, smells, etc.
Origin of ear-minded
1885-1890
1885-90
Related forms
ear-mindedness, noun
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  • Now, most of the sparrows seem to be ear-minded, at least as far as their recognition of their mates are concerned.

    The Meaning of Evolution Samuel Christian Schmucker
  • Not many people are ear-minded; not nearly so many are as eye-minded.

    Natural Wonders Edwin Tenney Brewster
  • In the first case you are eye-minded; in the second, ear-minded; in the third, motor-minded.

    Natural Wonders Edwin Tenney Brewster
  • But Madam English Sparrow was apparently eye-minded rather than ear-minded.

    The Meaning of Evolution Samuel Christian Schmucker

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