Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “ear”


noun [C] (BODY PART)    /ɪər/ US  /ɪr/
A1 either of the two organs , one on each side of the head , by which people or animals hear sounds , or the piece of skin and tissue outside the head connected to this organ : The hearing in my left ear's not so good. She leaned over and whispered something in his ear. → See also auralThe ear
(Definition of ear noun (BODY PART) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of ear

Definitions of “ear” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

grand prix

one of a series of important international races for very fast and powerful cars

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More