earache

noun
ear·​ache | \ ˈir-ˌāk How to pronounce earache (audio) \

Definition of earache

: an ache or pain in the ear

Examples of earache in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If a student in another building reports an earache, for example, the school will call the child’s parents for consent to begin a telemedicine exam. Robin Goist, cleveland, "Akron Children’s Hospital program brings health clinics to Akron, Warren schools," 17 Oct. 2019 The health centers treat students who have a sore throat, rash, pink eye, stomachache, cough, earache and other minor illnesses, the hospital said. Robin Goist, cleveland, "Akron Children’s Hospital program brings health clinics to Akron, Warren schools," 17 Oct. 2019 Signs and symptoms of mumps include fever, headache, loss of appetite, weakness, earache and swelling in the neck or jaw. orlandosentinel.com, "Florida school says it has 1 confirmed case of Mumps," 8 Oct. 2019 Some people believe that teething leads to health problems like runny noses, fever, colds, and earaches, but these are myths. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "When Do Babies Start Teething? The Facts Every Parent Should Know," 9 Aug. 2019 When the girl had arrived at the ER, she was put in a busy area, where children with earaches or broken arms typically sit. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "Fear, Misinformation, and Measles Spread in Brooklyn," 24 June 2019 Passengers were treated for everything from nausea to headaches to earaches, ABC News reported, with others bleeding from the nose, mouth and ears, according to German outlet Spiegel Online. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Ryanair ‘downplaying’ emergency landing that sent dozens to hospital after 'nightmare' flight, passenger says," 16 July 2018 But sometimes the wax can harden, forming a blockage that leads to symptoms like an earache, feeling of fullness in your ear, a ringing sound or noises in your ear, decreased hearing, dizziness, and even a cough, the Mayo Clinic says. Korin Miller, SELF, "What to Do If You Have an Earwax Blockage," 29 Jan. 2019 If your child's teeth grinding is caused by a problem such as an earache or stress, this underlying problem can be addressed. Mary Caldwell, ajc, "Is your child's teeth grinding normal?," 30 June 2018

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First Known Use of earache

1678, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of earache was in 1678

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1 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Earache.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earache. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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More Definitions for earache

earache

noun
How to pronounce earache (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of earache

: an ache or pain in the ear

earache

noun
ear·​ache | \ ˈir-ˌāk How to pronounce earache (audio) \

Kids Definition of earache

: an ache or pain in the ear

earache

noun
ear·​ache | \ ˈi(ə)r-ˌāk How to pronounce earache (audio) \

Medical Definition of earache

: an ache or pain in the ear

called also otalgia

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