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acouasm

[ uh-koo-az-uhm, ak-oo-az- ]
/ əˈku æz əm, ˈæk uˌæz- /
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noun Psychiatry.

a nonverbal auditory hallucination, as a ringing or hissing.

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Also ac·o·asm [ak-oh-az-uhm], /ˈæk oʊˌæz əm/, a·cous·ma [uh-kooz-muh] /əˈkuz mə/ .

Origin of acouasm

From 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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