aphonia

noun
apho·​nia | \ (ˌ)ā-ˈfō-nē-ə How to pronounce aphonia (audio) \

Definition of aphonia

: loss of voice and of all but whispered speech

Other Words from aphonia

aphonic \ (ˌ)ā-​ˈfä-​nik How to pronounce aphonia (audio) , -​ˈfō-​ How to pronounce aphonia (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of aphonia

1654, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aphonia

borrowed from New Latin aphōnia, borrowed from Greek aphōnía "speechlessness, mispronunciation," from áphōnos "voiceless, mute" (from a- a- entry 2 + -phōnos, adjective derivative of phōnḗ "voice, speech") + -ia -ia entry 1 — more at phono-

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“Aphonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aphonia. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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aphonia

noun
apho·​nia | \ (ˈ)ā-ˈfō-nē-ə How to pronounce aphonia (audio) \

Medical Definition of aphonia

: loss of voice and of all but whispered speech

Other Words from aphonia

aphonic \ -​ˈfän-​ik How to pronounce aphonia (audio) , -​ˈfō-​nik How to pronounce aphonia (audio) \ adjective

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