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

New Latin, from Greek aphōnia, from aphōnos voiceless, from a- + phōnē sound — more at ban entry 1

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“Aphonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aphonia. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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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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