Definition of listener in English:



  • 1A person who listens, especially someone who does so in an attentive manner.

    ‘he's understanding and a good listener’
    • ‘Are listeners really going to mistake what the questioner is saying?’
    • ‘The long format used to tell a story, taking the listener on an emotional journey.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, the attentive listener will recognize the feeling of satisfaction when the final tonic is reached.’
    • ‘African music is unique in the way it instantly creates a special, moving link with listeners.’
    • ‘They engage creatively with the limitations of the audio channel to command the listener's attention.’
    • ‘Rather, music appreciation is developed by educating the listener in three main areas.’
    • ‘The listeners grow suspicious with his self-defence story and discover the truth concerns them all.’
    • ‘A 1992 law allows music listeners to make some personal digital copies of their music.’
    • ‘Make sure you have the listener's attention before you start speaking.’
    • ‘He turned out to be a very attentive listener.’
    • ‘It didn't take long for these guys to fill the room with attentive listeners, or run out of merch.’
    • ‘She was always a good listener who had many words of wisdom to impart.’
    • ‘Rapport between teller and listeners is based on trust, interest and on respect for character as well as skills.’
    • ‘The title track is a vastly underrated song with some catchy chord changes and choruses to keep the listener interested.’
    • ‘Even attentive listeners can be overwhelmed by too many rules.’
    • ‘When they succeed they leave the listener wanting them to stretch out and expand the idea a bit more.’
    • ‘Music and dance helped forge a common bond among listeners, and everyone was enraptured.’
    • ‘Such restraint could mean the casual listener is unlikely to give this a second spin.’
    • ‘The conclusion seems to be that music listeners have a very bright future.’
    • ‘Her vocal delivery is straightforward and unadorned, thereby drawing the listener's ear to the content of the lyrics.’
    1. 1.1A person listening to a radio station or programme.
      ‘an audience of some ten million listeners’
      • ‘In fact, advertisers' desire for young listeners has led radio stations to offer a proliferation of new formats.’
      • ‘There is so much sickness that I want to remind listeners that everyone has goodness in them.’
      • ‘The distinctive wallets usually arrive on listeners ' doormats on Fridays.’
      • ‘She now has 5.4 million listeners, down 430,000 on the previous quarter.’
      • ‘We can't do what we do without our listeners getting behind us and supporting us financially.’
      • ‘Will we alienate our loyal, core listeners if we dramatically change our story content?’
      • ‘The highlight of the radio dramas was that they were scripted with a specific message to listeners.’
      • ‘In the feature, listeners vote to hear either a very cheesy or a very classy track.’
      • ‘Strange misunderstandings step into the gap between the broadcaster's mouth and the listener's ear.’
      • ‘This's why he's thrilled that listeners are sending him their own CDs and making him discover new music.’
      • ‘According to her, the number of Bulgarian listeners has remained very high over the years.’
      • ‘But judging from the ratings they did so to the liking and approval of many listeners.’
      • ‘Will he be able to keep radio listeners tuned in?’
      • ‘I think I should remind listeners just how dangerous it can be.’
      • ‘Often, in the run-up to Christmas, it's listeners looking for the best place to by a gadget on line on the cheap.’
      • ‘Talk radio is enjoying a coast-to-coast resurgence with millions of loyal listeners tuning in to their favorite topics.’
      • ‘The services will offer listeners more choice and variety, with an interference-free sound.’
      • ‘This one stumped Geoff a bit and if any listeners have an idea let us know.’
      • ‘To those who are avid radio listeners, the programmes have a quality of their own.’
      • ‘Her theme was Nutrition for Older People and she dealt with a number of queries from her listeners.’
      spectators, listeners, viewers, onlookers, concertgoers, theatregoers, patrons
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