Earworm definition

îrwûrm
The definition of an earworm is a bit of music that stays in your head.

An example of an earworm is a catchy advertising jingle.

noun
0
0
A melody or a portion of a piece of music that is involuntarily repeated in one's mind.
noun
0
0
A tune that is stuck in one's head, especially as unwanted or repetitive.
noun
0
0
Advertisement

Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of earworm - ear worm

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
earworm
Plural:
earworms

Origin of earworm

  • Sense 2, translation of German Ohrwurm earwig, (musical) earworm Ohr ear Wurm worm

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • A calque of German Ohrwurm (“earworm").

    From Wiktionary