eardrumnoun [ C ]uk /ˈɪə.drʌm/ us /ˈɪr.drʌm/
Examples from literature
- About an hour later he felt a pronounced pressure in his eardrums, which gradually passed off.
- Finally, one night, the trumpets blew a blare that almost burst eardrums.
- Joe's eardrums were strangely affected.
- The eardrum is very thin and can easily be broken.
- When sounds strike the eardrum it vibrates and excites the nerve of hearing.