attentive ear

attentive ear
good listener, one who listens with full attention

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • ear — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. head, spike; auricle, concha; handle, knob; heed, observance. See attention, hearing. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The organ of hearing] Syn. outer ear, middle ear, inner ear, auricle, eardrum, labyrinth,… …   English dictionary for students

  • attentive — adj. Attentive is used with these nouns: ↑ear, ↑listener, ↑reader, ↑viewer …   Collocations dictionary

  • give ear — verb give heed (to) (Freq. 1) The children in the audience attended the recital quietly She hung on his every word They attended to everything he said • Syn: ↑attend, ↑hang, ↑advert, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lend an ear — LISTEN, pay attention, take notice, be attentive, concentrate, (pay) heed; informal be all ears; archaic hearken. → lend * * * (or one s ears) listen sympathetically or attentively the Samaritans lend their ears to those in crisis …   Useful english dictionary

  • lend an ear — when Travers gets up to speak, I hope you ll lend an ear Syn: listen, pay attention, take notice, be attentive, concentrate, heed, pay heed; informal be all ears; archaic hearken …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • give ear — v. listen, be attentive to, pay attention …   English contemporary dictionary

  • give ear to — v. listen to, be attentive to …   English contemporary dictionary

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