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Meaning of AURICULAR

Pronunciation:  o'rikyulur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  pertaining to an auricle of the heart; "auricular fibrillation"
  2. [adj]  relating to or perceived by or shaped like the organ of hearing; "my apprehension of words is auricular; I must hear what I read"- George Santayana; "an auricular confession"; "an auricular appendage"
  3. [adj]  of or relating to near the ear

AURICULAR is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: otic



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Au*ric"u*lar\ ([add]*r[i^]k"[-u]*l[~e]r), a. [LL.
auricularis: cf. F. auriculaire. See {Auricle}.]
1. Of or pertaining to the ear, or to the sense of hearing;
   as, auricular nerves.

2. Told in the ear, i. e., told privately; as, auricular
   confession to the priest.

         This next chapter is a penitent confession of the
         king, and the strangest . . . that ever was
         auricular.                            --Milton.

3. Recognized by the ear; known by the sense of hearing; as,
   auricular evidence. ``Auricular assurance.'' --Shak.

4. Received by the ear; known by report. ``Auricular
   traditions.'' --Bacon.

5. (Anat.) Pertaining to the auricles of the heart.

{Auricular finger}, the little finger; so called because it
   can be readily introduced into the ear passage.

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