Definition of earful in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈirˌfo͝ol/


[in singular] informal
1A loud blast of a noise: an earful of static
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  • This recently unearthed live recording features the first of that vaunted trio, offering a fascinating earful of the sound of hip London clubland in 1964.
  • Get an earful of what the latest in techno-gadgetry sounds like on 10,000 sq. ft floor space, hosting international and national brands.
  • The 50s singer would then give the average American an earful.
1.1A prolonged amount of talking, typically an angry reprimand: he gave his players an earful at halftime
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  • Eursoc warns us that the EU will employ telemarketers to get us to vote - I pity them for the earfuls they will get.
  • The commission got an earful of confused and angry voters on election day.
  • The Minister of Economic Affairs got an earful from angry business leaders from Taiwan's top technology park yesterday.

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