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EtymologyEdit

From Latin auricularis, from auricula + -aris.

The finger is so called because it can be readily introduced into the ear passage.

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AdjectiveEdit

auricular (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the ear.
  2. Of or pertaining to the sense of hearing.
    The auricular nerves were damaged.
  3. Told in the ear, i. e., told privately.
    auricular confession to the priest
  4. Recognized by the ear; known by the sense of hearing.
    auricular evidence
  5. Received by the ear; known by report.
  6. (anatomy) Pertaining to the auricles of the heart.

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NounEdit

auricular (plural auriculars)

  1. The little finger.

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin auricularis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /auɾikuˈlaɾ/, [au̯ɾikuˈlaɾ]

AdjectiveEdit

auricular (plural auriculares)

  1. auricular (of or pertaining to the ear)
  2. auricular (of or pertaining to the sense of hearing)

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NounEdit

auricular m (plural auriculares)

  1. headphone
  2. earpiece of a telephone
  3. auricular (finger)
    Synonyms: meñique

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