1. autonomous sensory meridian response: a sensory phenomenon that occurs in response to low-volume audio stimuli, comprising a tingling sensation in the scalp, and sometimes including the neck or the back along the spine, along with a trancelike state of deep relaxation.

  1. a genre of audio or video recording featuring gentle whispers, crinkling paper, tapping fingers, or buzzing sounds that are intended to elicit a pleasurable or relaxing autonomous sensory meridian response: I go to sleep every night listening to ASMR now.

Origin of ASMR

First recorded in 2010–15; by abbreviation

Words Nearby ASMR Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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