Paroxysm - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpærəksɪzəm|  American pronunciation of the word paroxysm
Brit.  |ˈpærəksɪz(ə)m|  British pronunciation of the word paroxysm

noun

- a sudden uncontrollable attack (syn: convulsion, fit)
a paroxysm of giggling

Extra examples

If he lay on his right side, he broke into a paroxysm of coughing.

He exploded in a paroxysm of rage.

Had she cut her wrists in a paroxysm of guilt?

...a paroxysm of laughter greeted the pratfall...

Word forms

noun
singular: paroxysm
plural: paroxysms
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