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English definition of “hark”


verb [I]     /hɑːk/ US  /hɑːrk/ (also hearken) old use
used to tell someone to listen: Hark, I hear a distant trumpet!Using the ears
(Definition of hark verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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