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Definitions of listener

  1. someone who listens attentively
  2. One who listens; a hearkener.
  3. One who listens or hearkens.
  4. One who listens.
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Quotes of listener

  1. I don't want it to be all that self -conscious or artificial, but it really grows out of my having invented myself as a listener so that I could hear her voice. – Russell Banks
  2. The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. – Robert Bulwer-Lytton
  3. I've seen a study in the last year that digital sound actually induces stress in the listener – T-Bone Burnett
  4. In my case, the listener is often in an automobile driving to work. You can concentrate on the road while still getting an audio message that can be riveting. – Bob Edwards
  5. The pictures are created by the listener with a little help from the broadcaster. The pictures are perfect. If you're showing pictures, different things in that picture can distract from the spoken word. – Bob Edwards
  6. With radio, the listener absorbs everything. – Bob Edwards
  7. I never fixed a story. I didn't make judgments, I let the listener make judgments. When I got to the end of the story, if it had a moral, I let the listener find it. – Tom T. Hall
  8. It's better for the listener to interpret their own meanings to the music. – Kelly Jones
  9. The danger of that- and there's a grave danger that I, myself, have to be very aware of- is that you become so involved and intrigued in the language that sometimes you lose track that that is only a means to an aesthetic experience that the listener has to get. – Leo Ornstein
  10. A good listener truly wants to know the speaker. – John Powell
  11. But really important, perhaps most important is the craft; how you make your record, the creation of these sonic worlds you want your listener to hear. – Duncan Sheik
  12. I became a better listener than I ever had been as a result of playing Jean Luc Picard because it was one of the things that he does terrifically well. – Patrick Stewart
  13. On the other hand, there would be some value in different folks getting together to share expertise and technology; but to the listener it wouldn't necessarily seem like a single station in the traditional sense. – Jamie Zawinski

Usage examples for listener

  1. It is I who have become the silent listener – The Man Upstairs and Other Stories by P. G. Wodehouse
  2. The listener became all attention. – The Henchman by Mark Lee Luther
  3. She therefore went on talking to Margaret, who proved herself a willing listener – Amy Herbert by Elizabeth Sewell
  4. This listener John Fairley was his name- kept his own counsel. – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  5. His listener pushed back his chair. – The Grafters by Francis Lynde
  6. Dull listener placed amidst the harmonious Whole, Hear'st thou no voice to sense divinely dark? – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  7. Each listener seemed almost afraid to breathe. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  8. She wished to see if the name " Mabel" made any impression upon her listener and therefore kept her eyes fixed upon Mrs. Allison. – Grace Harlowe's Senior Year at High School or The Parting of the Ways by Jessie Graham Flower
  9. I enjoy it immensely, if I may be allowed to play the listener – Hildegarde's Harvest by Laura E. Richards
  10. It was no careless or preoccupied listener who followed point after point of the sermon on the necessity of suffering for the perfecting of the Christian character. – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence
  11. Hasten up, and see if there is any listener – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  12. A listener Colonel Annesley? – The Passenger from Calais by Arthur Griffiths
  13. It was an inspiration to have such a listener – Blindfolded by Earle Ashley Walcott
  14. All his teachers that he ever had," Mrs. Durgin went on, with the mother- pride that soon makes itself tiresome to the listener said Jeff done well at school when he had a mind to, and at the Academy he studied real hard. – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  15. Never in his life had he known such a listener – The Flirt by Booth Tarkington
  16. The listener outside lifted his head with a low, startled exclamation. – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt
  17. The listener just bent his head. – Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing
  18. Besides, what was best of all, Adam was an excellent listener – Patsy by S. R. Crockett
  19. He had conveyed to the one vitally interested listener that her secret was safe for the time, and this should suffice. – His Unknown Wife by Louis Tracy
  20. While the general attention was occupied in this way, Father Benwell said a word to Penrose- thus far, a silent listener to the discourse on Art. – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins

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