- of or near the ear, or having to do with the sense of hearing
- received by or spoken directly into the ear; private: an auricular confession
- shaped like an ear
- of an auricle
Origin of auricularMiddle English auriculer ; from Medieval Latin auricularis ; from Classical Latin auricula: see auricle
any of the feathers covering the opening of a bird's ear: usually used in pl.
- Of or relating to the sense of hearing or the organs of hearing.
- Perceived by or spoken into the ear: an auricular confession.
- Shaped like an ear or an earlobe; having earlike parts or extensions.
- Of or relating to an auricle of the heart: auricular fibrillation.
Origin of auricularMiddle English auriculer, spoken into the ear, from Late Latin auricularis, from Latin auricula, ear; see auricle.
- Of or pertaining to the ear
- Of or pertaining to the sense of hearing
- The auricular nerves were damaged.
- Told in the ear, i. e., told privately; as, auricular confession to the priest.
- Recognized by the ear; known by the sense of hearing; as, auricular evidence.
- Received by the ear; known by report.
- (anatomy) Pertaining to the auricles of the heart.
- The little finger.