Meaning of “earache” in the English Dictionary


"earache" in English

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earachenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈɪə.reɪk/ us /ˈɪr.eɪk/

Examples from literature

  • He had a bad earache. 
  • How should a child with earache be treated? 
  • The cowboy who had spoken was suffering from earache and had an ear plugged with cotton. 
  • The heart of a roasted onion placed in the ear is an old-fashioned remedy for earache. 
  • This is why one so often has earache after an attack of the grip or after a bad cold. 

(Definition of “earache” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"earache" in American English

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earachenoun [ C ]

us /ˈɪərˌeɪk/

a pain inside your ear

(Definition of “earache” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)