ear|shot [ˈıəʃɔt US ˈırʃa:t] n
1.) within earshot
near enough to hear what someone is saying
Everyone within earshot soon knew her opinion of Reggie.
2.) out of earshot
not near enough to hear what someone is saying
I waited for her to get out of earshot before laughing.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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