Definition of blepharospasm in English:


Syllabification: bleph·a·ro·spasm
Pronunciation: /ˈblefərəˌspazəm


  • Involuntary tight closure of the eyelids.
    More example sentences
    • The mix-up happened when the five were being treated at Bradford Royal Infirmary for an eye condition called blepharospasm, which causes involuntary muscle contractions that cause the eyelids to close.
    • A tic commonly affecting adults is a spasmodic closure of one or both eyes, known as blepharospasm.
    • Medically, it is used by to treat spasticity and blepharospasm.


late 19th century: from Greek blepharon 'eyelid' + spasm.

More definitions of blepharospasm

Definition of blepharospasm in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skōSH
a small amount; a little