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Definition of Vertigo

Vertigo

  1. Dizziness or swimming of the head; an affection of the head in which objects, though stationary, appear to move in various directions, and the person affected finds it difficult to maintain an erect posture; giddiness.
  2. Any one of numerous species of small land snails belonging to the genus Vertigo, having an elongated or conical spiral shell and usually teeth in the aperture.

Vertigo Quotations

I shall state silences more competently than ever a better man spangled the butterflies of vertigo.
Samuel Beckett

Vertigo is the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall.
Salman Rushdie

I have vertigo. Vertigo makes it feel like the floor is pitching up and down. Things seem to be spinning. It's like standing on the deck of a ship in really high seas.
Laura Hillenbrand

My father has positional vertigo, and if he flies he gets really dizzy, so he has to drive out to California, which he does a couple times a year. We talk, but we e-mail mostly.
Ben Affleck

I tried so hard with movies like Vertigo and Middle of the Night and others. I felt those would show me that it's only a matter of time before I'd find the right one to reach out and touch people.
Kim Novak
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Vertigo Translations

vertigo in Dutch is duizeling, duizeligheid
vertigo in German is Schwindel
vertigo in Swedish is svindelanfall

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