Adjective "auricular" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to the ear or hearing.
  1. 'Soft tissue infection is an acceptable, if not expected, complication of piercing, but high ear piercing often results in auricular perichondritis.'
  2. 'Blood was drawn from the central auricular artery.'
  3. 'Any alteration to the facial contour due to a defect of the auricular skeleton usually causes dissatisfaction with one's physical appearance combined with deep psychological damage.'
  4. 'A major omission seems to be the investigation for an auricular origin of the cough, particularly in children.'
  5. 'In auricular diagnosis one can identify subtle problems of the body by detecting areas of the ear which are discoloured, flaky, or have tenderness or high skin conductance.'
  6. 'Based on our data, auricular acupuncture seems to offer a valuable alternative therapy for female infertility due to hormone disorders.'
  7. 'The ear is supplied by the greater auricular, lesser occipital, and auriculotemporal nerves, and the mastoid branches of the lesser occipital nerve.'
Relating to or shaped like an auricle.
  1. 'The elaborate silver mounts, however, consisting of two winged putti carry swords and a banner (on top) and grotesque masks, term figures, garlands, and auricular style scrollwork, seem to be the work of a European artist.'


1. of or relating to the ear or to the sense of hearing; aural.

2. perceived by or addressed to the ear; made in private: an auricular confession.

3. dependent on hearing; understood or known by hearing: auricular evidence.

4. shaped like an ear; auriculate.

5. Anatomy. pertaining to an auricle of the heart.

6. Ornithology. pertaining to certain often modified feathers that cover and protect the opening of a bird's ear. noun

7. Usually, auriculars. Ornithology. feather

More examples(as adjective)

"confessions can be auricular."

"surfaces can be auricular."

"arts can be auricular."


Late Middle English: from late Latin auricularis, from auricula, diminutive of auris ‘ear’.