• WordNet 3.6
    • adj auricular pertaining to an auricle of the heart "auricular fibrillation"
    • adj auricular relating to or perceived by or shaped like the organ of hearing; I must hear what I read"- George Santayana "my apprehension of words is auricular","an auricular confession","an auricular appendage"
    • adj auricular of or relating to near the ear
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Auricular Of or pertaining to the ear, or to the sense of hearing; as, auricular nerves.
    • Auricular (Anat) Pertaining to the auricles of the heart.
    • Auricular Received by the ear; known by report. "Auricular traditions."
    • Auricular Recognized by the ear; known by the sense of hearing; as, auricular evidence. "Auricular assurance."
    • Auricular Told in the ear, i. e., told privately; as, auricular confession to the priest. "This next chapter is a penitent confession of the king, and the strangest . . . that ever was auricular ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • auricular Pertaining to the ear, or to the auricle of the ear; aural: as, the auricular nerve.
    • auricular Used in connection with the ear: as, an auricular tube (which see, below).
    • auricular Addressed to the ear; privately confided to one's ear, especially the ear of a priest: as, auricular confession.
    • auricular Recognized or perceived by the ear; audible.
    • auricular Communicated or known by report; hearsay.
    • auricular Known or obtained by the sense of hearing: as, auricular evidence.
    • auricular Ear-shaped; auriculate; auriform: as, the auricular articulating surface of the human ilium.
    • auricular In echinoderms, of or pertaining to the auriculæ: as, an internal auricular process.
    • auricular Pertaining to the auricle of the heart.
    • n auricular plural In ornithology, the auricular feathers.
    • n auricular The auricular or little finger. See auricular finger, above.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Auricular pertaining to the ear: known by hearing, or by report
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. auricularis,: cf. F. auriculaire,. See Auricle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. auricula, dim. of auris, the ear.


In literature:

THE ROMISH CONFESSIONAL; or, the Auricular Confession and Spiritual direction of the Romish Church.
"The Humors of Falconbridge" by Jonathan F. Kelley
But perhaps you would prefer auricular evidence.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
To palm-plumed equatorial isles, where dying auricular nerves mistook them for seraphic utterances?
"Vashti" by Augusta J. Evans Wilson
These two texts clearly show that auricular confession as practised in the Catholic Church was taught by Christ.
"Mary, Help of Christians" by Various
These two texts clearly show that auricular confession as practised in the Catholic Church was taught by Christ.
"Reasonableness of Catholic Ceremonies and Practices" by John J. Burke
They compelled the people to auricular confession, required of them penance, gave absolution.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
But their power of visual and auricular perception is not restricted as in the human race.
"The Messiah in Moses and the Prophets" by Eleazar Lord
History of Auricular Confession and Indulgences in the Latin Church H. C. Lea.
"A Short History of Italy" by Henry Dwight Sedgwick
The recommendation of Auricular Confession, to which, I beg to add (the 7th) Absolution.
"Two Addresses" by Nicholas Rigby
Invocation, auricular confession, and the like, he taught too openly.
"Dorrien of Cranston" by Bertram Mitford
Graphic records are not essential as in auricular flutter to establish the condition.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
They will find that auricular confession is something even worse than I have described it.
"Auricular Confession and Popish Nunneries Volumes I. and II., Complete" by William Hogan
Auricular confession and the forgiveness of sins by man they rejected as impious.
"Popery! As it Was and as it Is Also, Auricular Confession; And Popish Nunneries" by William Hogan
There are no musculi pectinati except in the auricular appendage.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 2" by Various
"Expositor's Bible: Index" by S. G. Ayres
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James
Lores and auriculars grayish buff.
"Life Histories of North American Wood Warblers Part One and Part Two" by Arthur Bent
This is simply a consequence of a diminished use of the auricular muscles.
"The History of Creation, Vol. I (of 2)" by Ernst Haeckel
The nasal tube of these single-nostriled animals does not penetrate the palate, and in the auricular organ there are two annular canals.
"The History of Creation, Vol. II (of 2)" by Ernst Haeckel
We got tired a week ago of the mere auricular pleasure of the incessant bombing.
"Miss Ravenel's conversion from secession to loyalty" by J. W. de Forest

In news:

Three days after surgery, the patient began experiencing auricular erythema.
Simplified approach to auricular cartilage grafts.
Auricular ossification resulting in external auditory canal stenosis.
Idiopathic bilateral auricular petrification .
Auricular petrification is a rare diagnosis and presents an interesting therapeutic challenge.
Auricular ossification resulting in external auditory canal stenosis .
Simplified approach to auricular cartilage grafts.