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 My symptoms included runny nose, earache, loss of smell and taste, congestion, diarrhea, fever and chills, joint pain, back pain, and exhaustion. Colleen Stinchcombe, SELF, "Lingering Symptoms of COVID Are a Reality for Some—Here Are 7 Stories," 22 Jan. 2021 Mark Cheatham, who at first only developed mild symptoms such as a sore throat and earache before being hospitalized, was soon put on a ventilator after suffering extreme shortness of breath, a dangerous symptom of the virus. NBC News, "Kentucky family loses 3 members to Covid-19 in weeks before Christmas," 24 Dec. 2020 In May, the earache came back stronger, this time with a cough. Lizzie Presser, ProPublica, "For years, JaMarcus Crews tried to get a new kidney, but corporate healthcare stood in the way.," 15 Dec. 2020 An earache, a sore throat, low oxygen in the blood, and much more — all are opportunities for remote diagnosis and monitoring. Marie Fishpaw, National Review, "What Trump Has Done to Change the Health Care System and How That Has Helped Battle COVID-19," 18 Oct. 2020 On March 20, Brown had an earache and an unrelenting fever. Deon J. Hampton, Cincinnati.com, "12 days of fearing or her life and ‘it doesn’t look good,’ woman shares experience with coronavirus," 8 Apr. 2020 If ailments such as earaches, sore throats and cold-and-flu symptoms are viral rather than bacterial, antibiotics would be ineffective. Melanie Evans, WSJ, "Patients Often Get Antibiotics Without a Doctor Visit, Study Finds," 3 Feb. 2020 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

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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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8 Feb 2021

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“Earache.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earache. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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More Definitions for earache

earache

noun

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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