1654, in the meaning defined above
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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