Definition of tinnitus in English:

tinnitus

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɪnɪtəs
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears.
    More 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.

Origin

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

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