Definition of listener in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɪs(ə)nə/


1A person who listens, especially someone who does so in an attentive manner: he’s understanding and a good listener
More example sentences
  • It didn't take long for these guys to fill the room with attentive listeners, or run out of merch.
  • Make sure you have the listener's attention before you start speaking.
  • They engage creatively with the limitations of the audio channel to command the listener's attention.
1.1A person listening to a radio station or programme: an audience of some ten million listeners
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  • Will he be able to keep radio listeners tuned in?
  • To those who are avid radio listeners, the programmes have a quality of their own.
  • Talk radio is enjoying a coast-to-coast resurgence with millions of loyal listeners tuning in to their favorite topics.



Example sentences
  • The majority of the radio's listeners are Asian and it has a listenership of 620,000, 40 per cent of the UK's Asian population.
  • But next week he is going online - digital radio will increase the range - and he expects this to increase the listenership overseas.
  • But the knock-on effect is that a large chunk of its traditional listenership, at the older end of the age spectrum, have been left with nowhere to go.

Words that rhyme with listener


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