noun Etymology: clair- (as in clairvoyance) + audience (act of hearing) Date: 1864 the power or faculty of hearing something not present to the ear but regarded as having objective realityclairaudient adjectiveclairaudiently adverb

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  • Clairaudience — Clair*au di*ence, n. [F. clair clear + F. & E. audience a hearing. See {Clear}.] Act of hearing, or the ability to hear, sounds not normally audible; usually claimed as a special faculty of spiritualistic mediums, or the like. [Webster 1913 Suppl …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clairaudience — [kler ô′dē əns] n. [ CLAIR(VOYANCE) + AUDIENCE (sense 1)] the hypothesized ability to perceive and understand sounds that cannot be heard …   English World dictionary

  • Clairaudience — La clairaudience serait une faculté d’audition paranormale. Le phénomène se manifesterait généralement par un sifflement dans l oreille gauche suivi de signaux sonores de style morse ou plus précisément comme une voix donnant des informations… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • clairaudience —    The term clairaudience comes from the French words for hearing clearly. The term is used in the parapsychological literature to denote a *verbal or *nonverbal auditory hallucination that is attributable to a metaphysical source, and is… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • clairaudience — clairaudient, n., adj. clairaudiently, adv. /klair aw dee euhns/, n. the power to hear sounds said to exist beyond the reach of ordinary experience or capacity, as the voices of the dead. [1860 65; CLAIR(VOYANCE) + AUDIENCE (in sense hearing )] * …   Universalium

  • clairaudience — noun The supposed power to perceive auditory stimuli beyond the realm of normal hearing …   Wiktionary

  • clairaudience — clair·au·di·ence kla(ə)r ȯd ē ən(t)s, kle(ə)r , äd n the power or faculty of hearing something not present to the ear but regarded as having objective reality clair·au·di·ent ənt adj …   Medical dictionary

  • Clairaudience — Evne til at høre varsler …   Danske encyklopædi

  • clairaudience — n. ability to perceive sounds that are not within the normal range of experience (i.e. voices of the dead) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clairaudience — [klɛ:r ɔ:dɪəns] noun the supposed faculty of perceiving, as if by hearing, what is inaudible. Derivatives clairaudient adjective &noun Origin C19: from Fr. clair clear + audience …   English new terms dictionary

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