Hark is defined as to listen carefully.
To notice or perceive (something)
To notice is to learn about or see something for the first time, or giving someone or something attention.
To pay attention to; listen to and consider:
To attend or participate in:
To cover with list, or with strips of cloth; to put list on; to stripe as if with list.
Find another word for hearkening. In this page you can discover 9 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for hearkening, like: harkening, harking, attending, observing, noticing, listening, heeding, hearing and listing.