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stomachache Syllabification: stom·ach·ache
Pronunciation: /ˈstəməkˌāk/

Definition of stomachache in English:


A pain in a person’s belly: most childhood stomachaches aren’t serious
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  • Alternatively, he can just say that his stomach ache has got worse.
  • How well I remember my son's first day at school: the stomach ache the night before, the paralysing shyness at the gate, the skirting round the edge of the playground not making eye contact.
  • The 19-year-old spent a year visiting doctors for treatment for a stomach ache before they finally discovered last month that he had terminal liver cancer.
colic, gripe, cramps
informalbellyache, tummy ache

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