EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LISTENERS
It was easy to see that she was not a musician; but, as she forgot her listeners, we forgot everything but her.
For the most part no heed whatever is paid to possible German listeners.
The lagging crowd of listeners paused, breathless, to lose no word.
Nobody spoke, but the listeners exchanged glances of ecstasy.
An icy thrill, wafted from the Invisible, passed through the listeners.
Juve showed this sheet of mauve letter paper to his listeners.
No one answered, and for a moment there was no movement amongst his listeners.
It was not at all the message the group of listeners, with one exception, had anticipated.
Shadrach was the only one of the trio of listeners who made any comment at all on this speech.
But at this moment the entrance was darkened, and the three listeners sprang into the room.
Old English hlysnan "to listen," from Proto-Germanic *khlusinon (cf. Dutch luisteren, Old High German hlosen "to listen," German lauschen "to listen"), from PIE root *kleu- "hearing, to hear" (cf. Sanskrit srnoti "hears," srosati "hears, obeys;" Avestan sraothra "ear;" Middle Persian srod "hearing, sound;" Lithuanian klausau "to hear," slove "splendor, honor;" Old Church Slavonic slusati "to hear," slava "fame, glory," slovo "word;" Greek klyo "hear, be called," kleos "report, rumor, fame glory," kleio "make famous;" Latin cluere "to hear oneself called, be spoken of;" Old Irish ro-clui-nethar "hears," clunim "I hear," clu "fame, glory," cluada "ears;" Welsh clywaf "I hear;" Old English hlud "loud," hleoðor "tone, tune;" Old High German hlut "sound;" Gothic hiluþ "listening, attention"). The -t- probably is by influence of Old English hlystan (see list (v.2)). For vowel evolution, see bury. As a noun from 1788 (on the listen "alert").