- Hark is defined as to listen carefully.
An example of hark is having everyone be quiet so you can try to hear a noise.
hark definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English herkien (akin to German horchen) ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Old English an unverified form heorcian or ; from Old English heorcnian: see hearken
hark definition by American Heritage Dictionary
intransitive verb harked, hark·ing, harks
Origin: Middle English harken, herken, from Old English *heorcian.
hark - Phrases/Idioms
- to return to an earlier point so as to pick up the scent or trail again
- to go back in thought or speech; revert or be reminiscent of