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of or relating to an .
of or relating to the ear or to the sense of hearing.
Contemporary Examples

If your ears are tired of slick auto-tuned vocals, pick up this disk for an aural detox.
The Best Albums of 2014 Ted Gioia December 12, 2014

The biggest problem with lifestyle-driven music criticism is that it poisons our aural culture.
Music Criticism Has Degenerated Into Lifestyle Reporting Ted Gioia March 17, 2014

Tonya Jone Miller, who describes herself as an “aural courtesan,” has run the Bay City Blues sex-line for nine years.
Sex, Suicide, and Homework: The Secret World of the Telephone Hotline Tim Teeman November 19, 2014

Blanchett achieves this through a level of nuanced physical and aural orchestration that brims over with virtuoso counterpoint.
Amazing Cate Stanley Crouch December 17, 2009

Historical Examples

Harry Conroy might have been an optical—and aural—illusion, for all the trace there was of him.
Rowdy of the Cross L B.M. Sinclair, AKA B.M. Bower

There is, I am told, tactile memory as well as visual and aural memory.
Story of My Life Helen Keller

The chief use of an ear probe in aural work was to instil liquids into the ear.
Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times John Stewart Milne

Another cause of deafness is the presence of foreign bodies in the aural passages or the accumulation of hardened wax.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

Verbally we may say that the former occur when the mistake, at least in its main characteristic, is due to the aural mechanism.
Criminal Psychology Hans Gross

This is only an aural delusion, produced by the high vibrations.
How to Sing Lilli Lehmann

of or relating to the sense or organs of hearing; auricular
of or relating to an aura

1847, “pertaining to the ear,” from Latin auris “ear” (see ear (n.1)) + -al (1). Meaning “received or perceived by ear” is attested from 1860. Related: Aurally.

aural au·ral1 (ôr’əl)
Relating to or perceived by the ear.

aural au·ral2 (ôr’əl)
Characterized by or relating to an aura.


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