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tinnitus Line breaks: tin|nitus
Pronunciation: /ˈtɪnɪtəs/

Definition of tinnitus in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
Ringing or buzzing in the ears.
Example sentences
  • Sometimes tinnitus is a symptom of a disease, like an ear infection or Meniere's disease.
  • This condition has the associated symptoms of tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and difficulty with hearing.
  • Treatment is based on trying to control the associated symptoms of vertigo, tinnitus and deafness.


Mid 19th century: from Latin, from tinnire 'to ring, tinkle', of imitative origin.

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