acous·​ma ə-ˈküz-mə How to pronounce acousma (audio)
plural acousmas or acousmata -mət-ə How to pronounce acousma (audio)
: an auditory hallucination of a simple nonverbal character (as a buzzing or ringing)

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“Acousma.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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