acousma


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acousma

pl. acousmas, acousmata [əkooz′mə]
Etymology: Gk, akousma, something heard
a hallucinatory impression of strange sounds.

acouasm

An older term for an auditory hallucination—e.g., hissing, buzzing or plain white noise.

a·cous·ma

(ă-kūs'mă)
Auditory hallucination of a simple nonverbal sound (buzzing or ringing).
[G. akousma, that which is heard]