PRONUNCIATION: (kler-AW-dee-uhns)

MEANING: noun: The supposed ability to hear what is inaudible.

ETYMOLOGY: A blend of clairvoyance + audience (the act of hearing), from audire (to hear). Ultimately from the Indo-European root au- (to perceive), which also gave us audio, audit, obey, auditorium, anesthesia, aesthetic, and synesthesia. Earliest documented use: 1864.


CLAVIRAUDIENCE - attendees at a Bach Recital

ECLAIRAUDIENCE - attendees at the dessert-chef competition

CLAIRAUDIFENCE - transparent barrier around a German car dealership

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