ear-shot

earshot

[eer-shot]
noun
the range or distance within which a sound, voice, etc., can be heard.
Also called earreach.


Origin:
1600–10; ear1 + shot1

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earshot (ˈɪəˌʃɒt)
 
n
the range or distance within which sound may be heard (esp in the phrases within earshot, out of earshot)

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earshot
c.1600, from ear (1) + shot.
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