Definition of clairaudience in English:



  • [mass noun] The supposed faculty of perceiving, as if by hearing, what is inaudible:

    ‘his clairaudience enabled him to overhear the enemy's debates’
    • ‘An expert numerologist with 18 years experience, she is also sought after for her gifts of clairvoyance and clairaudience.’
    • ‘ESP refers to telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and in recent years, remote viewing and clairaudience.’
    • ‘The mediums demonstrated every variety of psychic power from clairvoyance and clairaudience to telekinesis and telepathy.’
    • ‘Jesus and the other prophets in the Old and New Testaments received their visions and messages through clairvoyance and clairaudience.’
    • ‘My devotees may spontaneously experience but do not practice clairvoyance, clairaudience, astral projection, and mind-reading.’


Mid 19th century: from French clair clear + audience, on the pattern of clairvoyance.