The word “ear” has 1 syllable: ear.

It's pronounced as /ɪr/.

What is synonym and antonym for ear?

In the thesaurus, “ear” has 6 synonyms and 3 antonyms.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for ear along with examples of usage in sentences.

Synonyms for ear

  • attention
  • awareness
  • eye
  • mind
  • mindfulness
  • taste

Antonyms for ear

  • disinclination
  • disregard
  • neglect

Meanings of ear

  • noun
    1. The organ of hearing, consisting of the pinna, auditory canal, eardrum, malleus, incus, stapes and cochlea.
    2. The external part of the organ of hearing, the auricle.
    3. A police informant.
    4. The sense of hearing; the perception of sounds; skill or good taste in listening to music.
    5. The privilege of being kindly heard; favour; attention.
    6. That which resembles in shape or position the ear of an animal; a prominence or projection on an object, usually for support or attachment; a lug; a handle.
    7. An acroterium.
    8. A crossette.
    9. The fruiting body of a grain plant.
  • verb
    1. To take in with the ears; to hear.
    2. To hold by the ears.
    3. To put forth ears in growing; to form ears, as grain does.
    4. To plough.

Example Sentences

  • The cat perked up its ear at the sound of a distant rustle.
  • He whispered a secret into her ear, making her giggle.
  • The musician carefully tuned his guitar by ear before the performance.
  • The dog tilted its ear in curiosity as it heard the unfamiliar noise.
  • The child held the seashell to their ear to listen to the ocean waves.

On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to ear, such as: attention, awareness, disinclination, disregard, eye, mind, mindfulness.

Make sure to choose synonyms and antonyms that are appropriate for the context of the sentence.

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