Verboticism: Tuberculapplause

'I coughed up $50 for this concert!'

DEFINITION: n. The slow but steady rise of murmurs, coughs or harrumphs in audience. May indicate dissatisfaction, or the presence of a lethally infectious virus. v. To clear one's throat

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Created by: lauramy

Pronunciation: too-burr-cule-uh-plawz

Sentence: I caught a serious case of tuberculapplause during Swan Lake.

Etymology: tuberculosis + applause

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