'Laurel' or 'yanny'?: Viral 4-second audio clip is dividing the internet

What do you hear? "Laurel" or "yanny?"

It's the new "the dress": A four-second audio clip has triggered a heated debate on the internet.

In the viral clip, a robotic voice says a single word that has divided the online community, as some people swear they hear "yanny" while others can only hear "laurel."

Moreover, some people have added to the confusion by somehow saying they can hear both.

Most people trace the origins of the audio clip, which picked up a lot of steam on Twitter this afternoon, following a Reddit post from over the weekend by user RolandCamry. The redditer did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment Tuesday afternoon.

The clip comes a few years after a black-and-blue or white-and-gold dress divided friendships online.

Many have turned to social media to voice their distress, opinions and madness at the debate that is tearing apart the internet.

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