Definition of cloth-eared in English:

cloth-eared

adjective

British
informal
  • Unable to hear or understand clearly.

    • ‘He, being a cloth-eared idiot, always assumed that Norm was American.’
    • ‘Even the cloth-eared Alf picks up on the situation.’
    • ‘He didn't make that mistake because he's stupid, or cloth-eared.’
    • ‘This is exacerbated by the actors' cloth-eared delivery - stresses invariably in the wrong places render potentially hilarious lines peculiar and baroque.’
    • ‘Only the churlish or cloth-eared could deny this music's uplifting qualities.’

Pronunciation

cloth-eared