acouasm

acouasm

[uh-koo-az-uhm, ak-oo-az-]
noun Psychiatry.
a nonverbal auditory hallucination, as a ringing or hissing.
Also, acoasm, acousma.


Origin:
< Greek ákou(sma) something heard (akous-, stem of akoúein to hear + -ma resultative noun suffix) + -asm as in enthusiasm, orgasm, etc.

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