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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kloh-nuh s]
    • /ˈkloʊ nəs/
    • /ˈkləʊ.nəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kloh-nuh s]
    • /ˈkloʊ nəs/

Definitions of clonus word

  • noun clonus a type of convulsion characterized by rapid contraction and relaxation of a muscle 3
  • noun clonus a series of muscle spasms induced by sudden stretching or certain nervous diseases 3
  • noun plural clonus a rapid succession of flexions and extensions of a group of muscles, usually signifying an affection of the brain or spinal cord. 1
  • noun clonus Muscular spasm involving repeated, often rhythmic, contractions. 1
  • noun clonus (medicine) A muscular spasm with regular contractions. 0

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Origin of clonus

First appearance:

before 1810
One of the 40% newest English words
1810-20; < New Latin < Greek klónos turmoil

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Parts of speech for Clonus


clonus popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 79% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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