Definition of Acousma

1. Noun. Illusory auditory perception of strange nonverbal sounds.

Exact synonyms: Auditory Hallucination
Generic synonyms: Hallucination



Definition of Acousma

1. Noun. (pathology) Auditory hallucination ¹

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Medical Definition of Acousma

1. Rarely used term for an auditory hallucination in which indefinite sounds, such as ringing or hissing, are heard. Synonym: acouasm. Origin: G. Akousma, something heard (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acousma

acosmist
acosmists
acotyledon
acotyledonous
acotyledons
acouasm
acouchi
acouchies
acouchis
acouchy
acoumeter
acoumeters
acoumetries
acoumetry
acount
acousma (current term)
acousmatamnesia
acousmatic
acoustic
acoustic agraphia
acoustic aphasia
acoustic area
acoustic buoy
acoustic cell
acoustic coupler
acoustic couplers
acoustic crest
acoustic delay line
acoustic device
acoustic emission

Literary usage of Acousma

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1. A Pocket medical dictionary: Giving the Pronunciation and Definition of the ...by George Milbry Gould by George Milbry Gould (1911)
"acousma, ak-ooz'-mah. The hearing of imaginary sounds. ... acousma tarn nesia, ak-oos-mat-am-ne'-ze-ah. Inability to recall the memory of sounds. ..."

2. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"... is also used to include the investigation of the hearing of pitch and timbre. (J.MCK.C.) acousma [Gr. ..."

3. Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat, Medical and Surgical by Wendell Christopher Phillips (1919)
"acousma.—Auditory hallucinations are physical phenomena in which imaginary voices or sounds are detailed by the patients and persistently believed by them ..."

4. A Theoretical and Practical Grammar of the French Language: In which the by Levizac (Jean Pons Victor Lecoutz), Anthony Bolmar (1844)
"... acousma. aide support, is fem. Abaque Abacus. ] aide assistant, acrostiche acrostic. aigle eagle (bird) or a ..."

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