Auricular Definition

Of or near the ear, or having to do with the sense of hearing.
Webster's New World
Perceived by or spoken into the ear.
An auricular confession.
American Heritage
Received by or spoken directly into the ear; private.
An auricular confession.
Webster's New World
Shaped like an ear.
Webster's New World
Of an auricle.
Webster's New World
Any of the feathers covering the opening of a bird's ear.
Webster's New World
The little finger.

Origin of Auricular

  • Middle English auriculer spoken into the ear from Late Latin auriculāris from Latin auricula ear auricle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • The finger is so called because it can be readily introduced into the ear passage.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin auricularis, from auricula + -aris.

    From Wiktionary

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