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listenverb [I]

 us   /ˈlɪs·ən/
to give attention to something you can hear or to a person who is speaking: Can you really listen to music while you do your homework? Listen, we really need to do something about having this place painted.
listener
noun [C]  us   /ˈlɪs·ə·nər/
For many listeners, the music of the Beatles summed up the sentiments of the 1960s.
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