[l_ˈɪ_s_ə_n_ɪ_ŋ], [lˈɪsənɪŋ], [lˈɪsənɪŋ]

Definitions of listening:

  1.   The act of listening or giving attention. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2.   giving attention – Wordnet Dictionary DB

Quotes for listening:

  1. Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. – James A. Baldwin
  2. Much unhappiness comes from walking alone. When there are several, it's somewhat different. I must get into the habit of listening to others, for what the others say concerns me, too. – Alfred Doblin
  3. Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right. – Jane Goodall
  4. I grew up mostly with classical, big band, and a lot of Irish music- I really didn't start listening to rock and roll until I was maybe sixteen. – Moira Kelly
  5. Music is the effort we make to explain to ourselves how our brains work. We listen to Bach transfixed because this is listening to a human mind. – Lewis Thomas

Usage examples for listening:

  1. Are you listening to me? ” – The Devil's Disciple by George Bernard Shaw
  2. The girl stood listening – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  3. “ I was listening but could: not believe the horrid truth. ” – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
  4. Be listening now, to what I'm saying. ” – Mount Music by E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
  5. If you'd heard her talk about that trip north when there weren't any men around listening you'd change your mind. ” – Cow-Country by B. M. Bower
  6. They stood still, listening – The Crooked House by Brandon Fleming
  7. “ " I don't hear them," said Rosamund, " and I am listening – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  8. After a question as to how Jewel had spent the morning, and without listening to the child's reply, she began to talk to her daughter of a drive she wished to take that afternoon. ” – Jewel A Chapter In Her Life by Clara Louise Burnham
  9. One can never be sure that some of the neighbours aren't listening she said in a whisper. ” – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  10. She walked on by his side, listening but she had not a word to say to him. ” – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope

Rhymes for listening:

Idioms for listening:

  • I'm listening