- (America) IPA: /ˈlɪs.nɪŋ/, /ˈlɪs.ən.ɪŋ/
listening (not comparable)
- Of something or someone that listens.
- Any listening person can tell she's lying.
- Of something that is used in order to hear or to improve the ability to hear.
- He could hear better when he used his listening device.
- Of an action that is performed with caution and attention to sounds.
- 1912 January, Zane Grey, chapter 5, in Riders of the Purple Sage: A Novel, New York, N.Y.; London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, OCLC 6868219 ↗:
- The safest cover lay close under the wall of the cañon, and here through the dense thickets Venters made his slow, listening advance toward the oval.
- present participle of listen#English|listen
listening (plural listenings)
- Action of the verb listening
- An educational exercise involving listening
- OK, students, today we're going to do a couple of listenings about the environment, then a reading about crime.
- Skill or ability of perceiving spoken language.
- You can improve your listening well by watching English-language films.
- Russian: ауди́рование