Definition of migraine in English:

migraine

Pronunciation /ˈmiːɡreɪn/ /ˈmʌɪɡreɪn/

noun

  • A recurrent throbbing headache that typically affects one side of the head and is often accompanied by nausea and disturbed vision.

    ‘I'm getting a migraine’
    mass noun ‘an attack of migraine’
    • ‘If you had migraines before you got chronic daily headaches, the migraines might return.’
    • ‘Why does one person experience headaches and sore throats whereas another has migraines and tonsillitis?’
    • ‘Other symptoms are depression, anxiety, headaches and migraines.’
    • ‘Some people are prone to both tension-type headaches and migraines.’
    • ‘Headaches are generally classified as tension headaches, cluster headaches, or migraines.’
    • ‘Her migraines may be accompanied by dizziness, nausea or vomiting as well as sensitivity to light and sound.’
    • ‘Some also blame the turbines for insomnia, migraines, nausea and depression.’
    • ‘It can be used to relieve a number of illnesses from migraines to arthritis.’
    • ‘While most adult migraines occur in women, migraines in children occur commonly in either sex.’
    • ‘Common migraines may start more slowly than classic migraines and last longer.’
    • ‘Some people with migraines have to take medicine every day to prevent headaches.’
    • ‘Many people who have migraines often crave sweets at the prodromal stage of the headache.’
    • ‘In some illnesses, for example migraine or epilepsy, the diagnosis may be evident from the history alone.’
    • ‘She was going to have to admit to herself that these were no mere headaches, but full-on migraines.’
    • ‘If you answer yes to two out of three of these questions, your headaches are probably migraines.’
    • ‘It is also good for headaches and migraines, and is especially effective in reducing the pain from a rheumatic condition.’
    • ‘It is a common misconception that a bad headache is a migraine.’
    • ‘Your doctor can diagnose migraines on the basis of the symptoms your child describes.’
    • ‘Once a month she would get a full-blown migraine, with visual disturbances, nausea and vomiting.’
    • ‘It may remain constant, or it can come and go, like the pain of migraines.’
    sore head, migraine

Origin

Late Middle English from French, via late Latin from Greek hēmikrania, from hēmi- ‘half’ + kranion ‘skull’.

Pronunciation

migraine

/ˈmiːɡreɪn/ /ˈmʌɪɡreɪn/