acouasm

[ uh-koo-az-uh m, ak-oo-az- ]
/ əˈku æz əm, ˈæk uˌæz- /

noun Psychiatry.

a nonverbal auditory hallucination, as a ringing or hissing.

Nearby words

  1. acorn tube,
  2. acorn valve,
  3. acorn worm,
  4. acosta's disease,
  5. acotyledon,
  6. acouchi,
  7. acousma,
  8. acoustic,
  9. acoustic aphasia,
  10. acoustic coupler


Origin of acouasm

< Greek ákou(sma) something heard (akous-, stem of akoúein to hear + -ma resultative noun suffix) + -asm as in enthusiasm, orgasm, etc.

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