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Definition of cloth-eared in English:


British informal
Unable to hear or understand clearly.
Example sentences
  • This is exacerbated by the actors' cloth-eared delivery - stresses invariably in the wrong places render potentially hilarious lines peculiar and baroque.
  • Even the cloth-eared Alf picks up on the situation.
  • He didn't make that mistake because he's stupid, or cloth-eared.
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