autonomous sensory meridian response

noun

Definition of autonomous sensory meridian response

: asmr … reports started to surface about ASMR, a handy acronym for the rather unwieldy "autonomous sensory meridian response." Put in plainer terms, it's the tingly, shivery feeling some people get when listening to a curious subset of sounds: crinkling wrapping paper, folding towels, whispering voices.— Melissa Dahl Autonomous sensory meridian response, popularized in YouTube videos and elsewhere online, is a term given to a physical sensation of euphoria and relaxation that's triggered by specific sounds and feelings, like someone whispering or fingers lightly stroking the bristles of a hairbrush.— Kyle Martin

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2011, in the meaning defined above

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“Autonomous sensory meridian response.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autonomous%20sensory%20meridian%20response. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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