Definition of clairaudience in English:


Pronunciation /ˌklerˈôdēəns/ /ˌklɛrˈɔdiəns/


  • The supposed faculty of perceiving, as if by hearing, what is inaudible.

    ‘his clairaudience enabled him to overhear the enemy's debates’
    • ‘The mediums demonstrated every variety of psychic power from clairvoyance and clairaudience to telekinesis and telepathy.’
    • ‘Jesus and the other prophets in the Old and New Testaments received their visions and messages through clairvoyance and clairaudience.’
    • ‘My devotees may spontaneously experience but do not practice clairvoyance, clairaudience, astral projection, and mind-reading.’
    • ‘An expert numerologist with 18 years experience, she is also sought after for her gifts of clairvoyance and clairaudience.’
    • ‘ESP refers to telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and in recent years, remote viewing and clairaudience.’


Mid 19th century from French clair ‘clear’+ audience, on the pattern of clairvoyance.