noun, plural ver·ti·goes, ver·tig·i·nes [ver-tij-uh-neez] /vərˈtɪdʒ əˌniz/. Pathology.
- verticillium wilt,
Origin of vertigo
Examples from the Web for vertigo
The vertigo your coastal sophisticate might get from perusing 1791.Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.|Ana Marie Cox|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To bolster my case I told him we should actually call it Pursuito, like Vertigo or Psycho.
Movie buffs have commented endlessly on the bell-tower sequence in Vertigo.
Hitchcock said that when Vertigo was finished, he took it to New York to screen it for the Paramount executives.
In Vertigo there's a strange cut in the first bell-tower sequence.
Even the stubborn Kennedy began to feel moved, and yet the spectacle thus conjured up before him gave him the vertigo.Five Weeks in a Balloon|Jules Verne
But it was decreed that the spirit of error and vertigo should ruin us and save the allies.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete|Duc de Saint-Simon
Everything had disappeared before me in a vertigo not too disagreeable, I must say.Parisian Points of View|Ludovic Halvy
Other means of inducing sickness by vertigo, or by nauseous ideas, will be mentioned below.Zoonomia, Vol. II|Erasmus Darwin
Read continuously, they produced a sort of vertigo, and set her asking herself in despair what on earth she was to do with them?Night and Day|Virginia Woolf
noun plural vertigoes or vertigines (vɜːˈtɪdʒɪˌniːz)
Word Origin for vertigo
1520s, from Latin vertigo "dizziness," originally "a whirling or spinning movement," from vertere "to turn" (see versus).