How to Pronounce earful?

Correct pronunciation for the word "earful" is [ˈi͡əfə͡l], [ˈi‍əfə‍l], [ˈiə_f_əl].

"Earful" in context

An earful is an expression used to describe hearing a lot of information or news. It is usually used when someone has heard a lengthy, detailed and often sensational story, with the implication being that the listener has received too much information at once. The phrase "an earful" often implies disapproval, suggesting that the story is not true and should not be trusted. Alternatively, it may be used to indicate a sense of amusement or surprise.

The origin of the word may be traced to the 17th century, when it was often used to indicate a loud, verbal reprimand from a parent or superior.

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Usage over time for earful:

This graph shows how "earful" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

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