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.