Definition of tinnitus in English:



mass nounMedicine
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears.

    • ‘Treatment is based on trying to control the associated symptoms of vertigo, tinnitus and deafness.’
    • ‘This condition has the associated symptoms of tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and difficulty with hearing.’
    • ‘Sometimes tinnitus is a symptom of a disease, like an ear infection or Meniere's disease.’
    • ‘The tinnitus and pain occurred simultaneously while the patient was sleeping.’
    • ‘Here I don't have to strain to try and get rid of the buzzing and ringing tinnitus that is with me every waking hour.’
    hum, humming, buzzing, murmur, drone, whir, whirring, fizz, fizzing, fuzz, hiss, singing, whisper
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Mid 19th century: from Latin, from tinnire ‘to ring, tinkle’, of imitative origin.