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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-ruh-foh-bee-uh]
    • /ˌæk rəˈfoʊ bi ə/
    • /ˌæk.rəˈfəʊ.bi.ə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-ruh-foh-bee-uh]
    • /ˌæk rəˈfoʊ bi ə/

Definitions of acrophobia word

  • noun acrophobia abnormal fear or dread of being at a great height 3
  • noun acrophobia an abnormal fear of being in high places 3
  • noun acrophobia a pathological fear of heights. 1
  • noun acrophobia Extreme or irrational fear of heights. 1

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Origin of acrophobia

First appearance:

before 1890
One of the 20% newest English words
From New Latin, dating back to 1890-95; See origin at acro-, -phobia

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Parts of speech for Acrophobia


acrophobia popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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