Crossword clues for listen
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Listen \Lis"ten\, v. t.
To attend to. [Obs.]
Listen \Lis"ten\ (l[i^]s"'n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Listened (l[i^]s"'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Listening.] [OE. listnen, listen, lustnen, lusten, AS. hlystan; akin to hlyst hearing, OS. hlust, Icel. hlusta to listen, hlust ear, AS. hlosnian to wait in suspense, OHG. hlos[=e]n to listen, Gr. kly`ein, and E. loud. [root]4
See Loud, and cf. List to listen.] 1. To give close attention with the purpose of hearing; to give ear; to hearken; to attend.
When we have occasion to listen, and give a more particular attention to some sound, the tympanum is drawn to a more than ordinary tension.
To give heed; to yield to advice; to follow admonition; to obey.
Listen to me, and by me be ruled.
To listen after, to take an interest in. [Obs.]
Soldiers note forts, armories, and magazines; scholars listen after libraries, disputations, and professors.
Syn: To attend; hearken. See Attend.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English hlysnan "to listen," from Proto-Germanic *khlusinon (cognates: Dutch luisteren, Old High German hlosen "to listen," German lauschen "to listen"), from PIE root *kleu- "hearing, to hear" (cognates: Sanskrit srnoti "hears," srosati "hears, obeys;" Avestan sraothra "ear;" Middle Persian srod "hearing, sound;" Lithuanian klausau "to hear," slove "splendor, honor;" Old Church Slavonic slusati "to hear," slava "fame, glory," slovo "word;" Greek klyo "hear, be called," kleos "report, rumor, fame glory," kleio "make famous;" Latin cluere "to hear oneself called, be spoken of;" Old Irish ro-clui-nethar "hears," clunim "I hear," clu "fame, glory," cluada "ears;" Welsh clywaf "I hear;" Old English hlud "loud," hleoðor "tone, tune;" Old High German hlut "sound;" Gothic hiluþ "listening, attention"). The -t- probably is by influence of Old English hlystan (see list (v.2)). For vowel evolution, see bury. As a noun from 1788 (on the listen "alert").
vb. (lb en intransitive) To pay attention to a sound or speech.
Listen is the third album by R&B singer TQ. It was released on August 31, 2004 in the United States and October 17, 2005 in the United Kingdom.
Listen was the second album release by the UK new wave band A Flock of Seagulls, released in 1983. It teamed the musical group with record producer Mike Howlett again, except on the single release " (It's Not Me) Talking" which was produced by Bill Nelson. The record included the UK Top 10 hit " Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)". Other singles released from the album include "Nightmares" and "Transfer Affection". The person's face on its sleeve cover is that of the band's drummer, Ali Score.
Listen is an album recorded and released by Jordan Rudess in 1993.
This is Rudess' second studio album, his first being Arrival released in 1988. In 1994 Jordan was named "Best New Talent" by Keyboard Magazine. The award was given to him based upon his live performances and this album.
Listen may refer to:
- the action of listening
- Central auditory system listening is how the brain processes what you hear
- Listening behaviour types in human communication
Listen is the second and final album from the Danish boy band C21, released on May 24, 2004.
Listen is the fourth album from Contemporary Christian music singer Cindy Morgan. It was released in 1996 by Word Records. It moved further from dance-pop into a singer-songwriterly vein.
Listen is an album by Irish folk singer Christy Moore, released in Ireland on 17 April 2009 by Columbia Records. Recorded with long-time accompanist Declan Sinnott, it is his first studio album since 2005's Burning Times. The album debuted at number one on the Irish Albums Chart.
Listen is the first EP by the Pinoy rock band Stonefree, released under Warner Music Philippines in 2004.
Listen is the first full-length album from Brooklyn-based symphonic rock band Emanuel and the Fear and was released via Paper Garden in March 2010.
Listen Fundraising is a UK-based telemarketing company that conducts telephone fundraising, mobile fundraising, and legacy fundraising campaigns on behalf of charitable and non-charitable institutions.
"Listen" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé. The song was written by Henry Krieger, Scott Cutler, Anne Preven, and Beyoncé, and produced by The Underdogs, Matt Sullivan and Randy Spendlove for the 2006 musical film Dreamgirls, in which Beyoncé's character Deena Jones sings the song in an expression of independence from her controlling husband. Columbia Records released "Listen" as the lead single from the Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture soundtrack album on December 5, 2006. It additionally appeared as a hidden track on international editions, and on the deluxe edition of Beyoncé's second solo studio album, B'Day. The Spanish version of the song, "Oye", was released on the EP, Irreemplazable, and the Spanish deluxe edition of B'Day.
One of four new songs written for the feature version of Dreamgirls (originally a 1981 Broadway musical) "Listen" is a soul- R&B song; its lyrics make reference to tenacity, love, the refusal to defer dreams and finally rise towards fame. Its instrumentation includes bass, drums, guitars, keyboards, percussion, and violins, among others. The song was a critical success. Contemporary music critics complimented the strong and emotional vocals of Beyoncé, and added that the lyrics perfectly elaborate on Deena Jones's life. "Listen" won Best Original Song at the 2007 Critics' Choice Awards. It was nominated in the same category at the 2006 International Press Academy Satellite Award, at the 2007 Golden Globe Awards, and at the 2007 Academy Awards.
"Listen" peaked at number 61 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and generally peaked inside the top 20 positions in European countries. It fared better in the United Kingdom where it reached number eight thanks to a live duet performance of Beyoncé and Alexandra Burke at The X Factor, where Burke emerged as the winner after singing "Listen" during the finale. The song was also covered by Charice and Melanie Amaro during the finale of the first season of the The X Factor in the US, where she emerged as the winner. Two accompanying music videos were filmed for "Listen"; the performance version was directed by Diane Martel, and the second one, being Vogue Shoot Version, was directed by Matthew Rolston. "Listen" was also a part of her set list on The Beyoncé Experience (2007) and I Am... Tour (2009–10).
"Listen" is the fourth episode of the eighth series of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who, first broadcast on BBC One on 13 September 2014. It was written by Steven Moffat and directed by Douglas Mackinnon.
In the episode, alien time traveller the Doctor ( Peter Capaldi) attempts to track down a creature with the perfected ability to hide, while his companion Clara Oswald ( Jenna Coleman) struggles with her relationship with her boyfriend Danny Pink ( Samuel Anderson).
"Listen" was originally watched by 4.81 million viewers in the UK and received critical acclaim for its script, direction and performances.
Listen is the fourth studio album by British rock band The Kooks. It was released on 8 September 2014 through Universal. It is the band's first album to feature new drummer Alexis Nunez who joined in 2012, replacing Paul Garred. The album was preceded by singles " Down", "Around Town", "Bad Habit" and "Forgive & Forget".
Stylistically, the album differs from the band's previous work as elements of jazz, gospel, and R&B were added into the music. This album also marks the first time Tony Hoffer did not produce the band's work. Instead production was handled by Inflo, Luke Pritchard and Fraser T Smith.
Listen is the band's first album in three years, with Junk of the Heart being released in September 2011. The album was recorded in Los Angeles and London.
Upon its release, Listen debuted at No. 16 on the UK Albums Chart and failed to meet the commercial expectations set forth by the band's previous work.
"Listen" is a song by French DJ and music producer David Guetta, featuring vocals from American singer John Legend from the album of the same name.
Listen (foaled 3 February 2005) is an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse and broodmare. She showed her best form as a two-year-old in 2007 she won the Listed Saoire Stakes on her debut, finished second in both the Debutante Stakes and the Moyglare Stud Stakes and then recorded her biggest success in the Group One Fillies' Mile. Her subsequent racing career was compromised by injury and she made little impact in two races as a three-year-old. She has made some impact as a broodmare in Japan.
Listen is the sixth studio album by French DJ and record producer David Guetta. It was released on 21 November 2014. It features collaborations with artists from the R&B, hip hop, alternative rock and pop worlds such as Sam Martin, Emeli Sandé, The Script, Nicki Minaj, John Legend, Nico & Vinz, Ryan Tedder (the lead singer of pop rock band OneRepublic), Sia, Magic!, Bebe Rexha, South African male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Ms. Dynamite, Elliphant, Birdy, Jaymes Young, Sonny Wilson, Vassy, and Skylar Grey. It also features additional production from Guetta's frequent collaborator Giorgio Tuinfort, Avicii, Afrojack, Nicky Romero, Showtek, and Stadiumx among others, with additional writing credits from Austin Bisnow, Jason Evigan, Julie Frost, and The-Dream among others.
Listen was preceded by the release of four singles: " Shot Me Down", " Bad", " Lovers on the Sun" and " Dangerous". The album reached the top 10 in eighteen countries, including France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada.
The album was reissued in 2015 as Listen Again.
Usage examples of "listen".
Lily attempted to regain her ability to breathe, listening to the next song, a slow, moody number.
He had given the name of Stanley Adams, and had had such a queerly thick droning voice, that it made the clerk abnormally dizzy and sleepy to listen to him.
I was sitting there listening to her go on about abortion, I casually made an off-mike comment to my call screener that I wished I could abort this call.
The wound was still abscessed, its dressing changed twice a day, but now Harper and Isabella had to wipe the sweat that poured from Sharpe and listen to the ravings that he muttered day and night.
The entire county could be listening in, but too much time had passed and Banish needed to talk to Abies now.
I listen for a New York accent, but all I hear is her short-O Flooorida tone.
I remarked their English accents and listened vaguely to their conversation.
The Acceptor was enthralled by the angry voices that churned below, and listened with all its might.
Jayme has read your reports and listened to the news from the north of Achar with growing alarm.
These words are read out by the priest in a deep voice to all who are about to observe the Holy Supper, and are listened to by them in full acknowledgment that they are true.
David and Deborah his manner remained always the same, jestingly ironic, scornfully loquacious, lovingly friendly of a sudden, then for a day, two days, a week utterly silent, while his eyes roved, his ears were acock listening for a step.
I listened patiently to all the complaints of the mother who maintained that, in giving up the character of castrato, Therese had bidden adieu to fortune, because she might have earned a thousand sequins a year in Rome.
The gypsy stopped abruptly, and turned an eye, in which menace vainly struggled with good-humour, upon each of his brethren, as they submissively bowed to him and his protege, and poured forth a profusion of promises, to which their admonitor did not even condescend to listen.
I soaked it up like a sponge, listening eagerly to the advice of adoptive parents, their grown children, clinical psychologists, advocates, social workers, and adoption resource professionals.
But pray, listen: all human beings who are born, however numerous and of whatever religion, can be saved if only they acknowledge God and live according to the precepts of the Decalog, which forbid committing murder, adultery, theft, and false witness because to do such things is contrary to religion and therefore contrary to God.