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Spanish translation of “ear”

ear

noun //
the part of the head by means of which we hear, or its external part only
oreja
Her new hairstyle covers her ears.
the sense or power of hearing especially the ability to hear the difference between sounds
oído
sharp ears He has a good ear for music.
earache noun (medical) pain in the inner part of the ear
dolor de oídos
She’s been suffering from a severe earache.
eardrum noun (anatomy) the layer of tissue separating the inner from the outer ear.
tímpano
earlobe noun (anatomy) the soft lower part of the ear
lóbulo de la oreja
pierced earlobes.
earmark verb to set aside (for a particular purpose)
destinar, apartar
A certain amount of money has been earmarked for refurbishing the office.
earphones noun plural a small piece of electronic equipment that has parts which you wear in your ears to listen to a radio or personal stereo
auriculares, cascos
She is wearing a pair of earphones.
earplug noun a small piece of soft material which you put in your ear to keep noise or water out
tapones para los oídos
I bought a pair of earplugs to help me sleep better in that noisy hotel room.
earring noun an ornament worn attached to the ear
pendiente
a pair of silver earrings.
earshot noun the distance at which sound can be heard
alcance del oído
He did not hear her last remark as he was out of earshot.
be all ears to listen with keen attention
ser todo oídos
The children were all ears when their father was describing the car crash.
go in one ear and out the other not to make any lasting impression
entrar por un oído y salir por el otro
I keep telling that child to work harder, but my words go in one ear and out the other.
play by ear to play (music) without looking at and without having memorized printed music
tocar de oído, improvisar
He can’t read music so he has to play everything by ear.
up to one’s ears (in) deeply involved (in)
estar hasta el cuello
I’m up to my ears in work.
(Definition of ear from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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