Definition Of overhear


hear (someone or something) without meaning to or without the knowledge of the speaker.

I couldn't help overhearing your conversation

Example Of overhear

  • All of a sudden, she spoke clearly and he could overhear snatches of the conversation.

  • At a moment like this, in the abrupt silence after Lewis's voice trails off, the listener often overhears Mitchell in the background trying to stifle his laughter.

  • Children will hear conversations and overhear information on radio, TV and from the playground network.

  • Do you really want to overhear his cooing conversations with another girl?

  • Father goes over to follow up potential job prospects, everything seems to be moving smoothly and then one afternoon he overhears a conversation I'm having with a good friend.

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