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  • n. Plural form of earworm.


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  • Game music has long been the venue for "earworms" - pieces of music that get stuck in your head.


  • December 18th, 2009 MELBOURNE - British psychologists have discovered the best way to fight 'earworms', the unwanted catchy tunes that repeat in your head.

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  • The best way to fight 'earworms', the unwanted catchy tunes that repeat in your head, has been revealed by British psychologists.

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  • According to the experts, 'earworms' are often greater in length and are remembered for longer than our auditory memory capacity was previously thought to allow, reports ABC Online.

    Medindia Health News

  • Minus the toe-tapping earworms of his mega-hits to set us humming, all that was left for us to consume (and all he had left to give) was the weirdness.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Did you only get this one in dance class, or did you have the whole album (with all its other earworms), as we did?

    mrissa: It's an old dance injury.

  • Then, when earworms get to nibbling (DAMN YOU, KHAN!) just play your default tune on your mental record player (yeah, I'm that old, SO?) and soon both songs will just disappear from your inner soundtrack.

    I wonder if Jesus shares this guy's taste in music?

  • No doubt his favourite term for a classic movie would be something like "eye maggot" Immortal earworms, 6 January.

    Letters: Hooked on classics

  • These insectivorous species feed on a wide range of aerial insects, some of which are considered to be major agricultural pests, including corn earworms and cotton boleworms.

    Contributor: Thomas Kunz

  • Surely you can never forget the thunderous sound of mediocrity, not to mention the insipid soundtrack earworms enjoying their wriggling feast upon your brain every god damned time you enter a Contempo Casuals between 1979 and now?

    Mr. President, I’m Not Saying We Won’t Get Our Hair Mussed « Skid Roche


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