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Jan 12, 2023
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This week’s words
idiolatry
cynanthropy
bolt-hole
hyperacusis
yesternoon

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hyperacusis

PRONUNCIATION:
(hy-puhr-uh-KYOO-sis)

MEANING:
noun: A heightened sensitivity to sounds.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek hyper- (over) + acousis (hearing). Earliest documented use: 1825.

USAGE:
“Too bad I have hyperacusis and can hear dog whistles. And secrets from men who kiss me in closets.”
Julia Kent; Shopping for a CEO; CreateSpace; 2015.

See more usage examples of hyperacusis in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
People's memories are maybe the fuel they burn to stay alive. -Haruki Murakami, writer (b. 12 Jan 1949)

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