Definitions of listening

  1.   the act of hearing attentively; " you can learn a lot by just listening"; " they make good music-- you should give them a hearing"
  2.   attending to or alert for sound; " be wary of listening ears"; " government- maintained listening posts"
  3.   giving attention
  4.   The act of listening or giving attention.
  5.   of Listen

Quotes of listening

  1. I had to be at least 8 or 9; I was listening to everything on the radio. You name it, I heard every song. – Tom Araya
  2. Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. – James A. Baldwin
  3. Obviously the people that I admired, like the Beatles, were really into rock'n'roll, but it was already a little past rock'n'roll when I started listening and making my own choices about music. – Elvis Costello
  4. 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
  5. Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right. – Jane Goodall
  6. Right now I'm listening to a lot of different things but I listen to a lot of classical music. Eventually I would like to compose and perform classical. – Ben Harper
  7. I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence. – Thomas Hood
  8. I've led a school whose faculty and students examine and discuss and debate every aspect of our law and legal system. And what I've learned most is that no one has a monopoly on truth or wisdom. I've learned that we make progress by listening to each other, across every apparent political or ideological divide. – Elena Kagan
  9. 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
  10. You need to listen to your body because your body is listening to you. – Phil McGraw
  11. I was listening to all those lyrics and trying to take in everything that was happening. I was completely excited. It was one of the greatest times that I had listening to music. – Jay McShann
  12. What you're doing is putting into professional play the way that you relate to other people, the way that you analyze and relate to a written text, the way that you would persuade anybody to do anything. It has to do with listening with humility and a sense of yourself. – Trevor Nunn
  13. The storytelling gift is innate: one has it or one doesn't. But style is at least partly a learned thing: one refines it by looking and listening and reading and practice- by work. – Donna Tartt
  14. 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
  15. Lately I've been listening to some classical music again, some jazz. – Alan Vega

Usage examples for listening

  1. Go on, we're all listening no one asleep except Topaz. ” – Jewel's Story Book by Clara Louise Burnham
  2. “ " I don't hear them," said Rosamund, " and I am listening – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  3. Ah, you have not been listening to me? ” – Tales From Two Hemispheres by Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
  4. “ I was listening to the water, and it made a noise. ” – Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley
  5. Be listening now, to what I'm saying. ” – Mount Music by E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
  6. “ Someone was listening so I could not speak. ” – Son of Power by Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost
  7. “ I was listening but could: not believe the horrid truth. ” – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
  8. Are you listening to me? ” – The Devil's Disciple by George Bernard Shaw
  9. 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
  10. They stood still, listening – The Crooked House by Brandon Fleming
  11. “ I can't bear to lie here listening and taking no part. ” – Foes in Ambush by Charles King
  12. But they were all in another room, as I found out after, waiting and listening – Fairies and Folk of Ireland by William Henry Frost
  13. “ Valmond looked round, and ordered away a listening soldier. ” – When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 15, 2009
  14. She walked on by his side, listening but she had not a word to say to him. ” – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  15. “ No, listening to him. ” – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  16. 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
  17. So I lay there quietly, listening – The Metal Monster by A. Merritt
  18. She was never tired of listening to their school- girl talk. ” – The Motor Maids Across the Continent by Katherine Stokes
  19. The girl stood listening – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  20. One can never be sure that some of the neighbours aren't listening she said in a whisper. ” – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow

Idioms for listening

  • I'm listening