giving attention
- Wordnet Dictionary DB (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
The act of listening or giving attention.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (noun) (n.) (noun)

Usage examples:

So I lay there quietly, listening
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Nikolai sat listening to us.
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It is better that we talk without Paul listening
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