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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 ​yourhomework? 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.
(Definition of listen from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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listenverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈlɪs.ən/
A1 to give ​attention to someone or something in ​order to ​hear him, her, or it: What ​kind of ​music do you listen to? She does all the ​talking - I just ​sit and listen. You haven't listened to a word I've said! We listened in ​silence as the ​names of the ​dead were ​read out. Listen, we really need to ​submitourinsuranceclaim this ​weekend. Listen to this! You can ​win a ​car just by ​answering three ​simplequestions.

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listen
noun [S] uk   us  
Have a listen to this! I've never ​heard anything like it before.
(Definition of listen from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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