Share this entry

Share this page

listener

Syllabification: lis·ten·er
Pronunciation: /ˈlis(ə)nər
 
/

Definition of listener in English:

noun

1A person who listens, especially someone who does so in an attentive manner.
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 program.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with listener

christener

Definition of listener in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtenəbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure