Auricular

Definition of Auricular

Au`ric´u`lar   Pronunciation: ạ`rĭk´ũ`lẽr
a.1.Of or pertaining to the ear, or to the sense of hearing; as, auricular nerves.
2.Told in the ear, i. e., told privately; as, auricular confession to the priest.
This next chapter is a penitent confession of the king, and the strangest . . . that ever was auricular.
- Milton.
3.Recognized by the ear; known by the sense of hearing; as, auricular evidence.
4.Received by the ear; known by report.
5.(Anat.) Pertaining to the auricles of the heart.
Auricular finger
the little finger; so called because it can be readily introduced into the ear passage.

Related Words

acoustic, audible, audile, audio, auditory, aural, between us, confidential, esoteric, hearing, in petto, inside, not for publication, off the record, otic, otological, otopathic, otoscopic, phonic, privileged, sealed, under privilege, unpublishable
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