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Definition of "earworm" [earworm]

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "earworm" in a sentence
  • "The term "earworm" is a translation of the German word Ohrwurm, used to describe the "musical itch" of the brain."
  • "The best cure for earworm is to sing the Wiggles “Hot Potato” to yourself, over and over, until you can displace the offending tune."
  • "But sometimes a worm, called the earworm, which is like the tomato worm, will appear during June and eat the tips of the young ears."