lar·​yn·​gi·​tis | \ ˌler-ən-ˈjī-təs How to pronounce laryngitis (audio) , ˌla-rən- \

Definition of laryngitis

: inflammation of the larynx

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Other Words from laryngitis

laryngitic \ ˌler-​ən-​ˈji-​tik How to pronounce laryngitic (audio) , ˌla-​rən-​ \ adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web Injuries eligible for compensation include certain health conditions such as chronic respiratory disorder, asthma, chronic laryngitis and certain types of cancer. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "9/11 attack tied to cardiovascular risk in firefighters, study says," 6 Sep. 2019 Ebony Ollison worked at a call center in Dallas and, after coming down with laryngitis, couldn't talk to customers over the phone. Jamie Hancock, Dallas News, "New Dallas Republican wants Allred's seat, Texas House drama, Democratic debate tonight," 30 July 2019 Her voice was hoarse and sometimes barely audible, which the court said was due to laryngitis. Jess Bravin, WSJ, "Supreme Court Backs Virginia Ban on Uranium Mining," 17 June 2019 Croup is usually caused by a viral infection, like parainfluenza virus, which can also cause laryngitis in adults, Gina Posner, M.D., a pediatrician at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, Calif., tells SELF. Korin Miller, SELF, "HGTV's Tarek and Christina El Moussa's Son Was Hospitalized for Croup," 16 Oct. 2018 This backwash can irritate the lining of your esophagus and cause symptoms like heartburn, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, feeling like there’s a lump in your throat, a chronic cough, laryngitis, and disrupted sleep. Korin Miller, SELF, "6 Gastrointestinal Issues That Can Affect You During Pregnancy," 14 Dec. 2018 This can cause additional symptoms such as chest pain, a persistent cough, laryngitis, and (obviously) disrupted sleep, the Mayo Clinic says. Korin Miller, SELF, "7 Reasons You Might Wake Up Gasping for Air," 2 Oct. 2018 Symptoms of mononucleosis include a sore throat, enlarged tonsils, laryngitis, swollen lymph nodes in the neck or armpits, fever, head and body aches. New York Times, "My Daughter Has Mono. Is the Whole Family at Risk?," 29 June 2018 The players weren't the only ones dealing with illness: Radio broadcaster Dan Dickerson will be out for the next three games with laryngitis. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers depart K.C. as they deal with flu, injuries," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of laryngitis

1815, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for laryngitis

New Latin

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“Laryngitis.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of laryngitis

medical : a disease in which your throat and larynx become sore so that it is difficult to talk


lar·​yn·​gi·​tis | \ ˌler-ən-ˈjī-təs How to pronounce laryngitis (audio) \

Kids Definition of laryngitis

: swelling and irritation of the larynx in which the voice becomes hoarse or weak and the throat sore


lar·​yn·​gi·​tis | \ ˌlar-ən-ˈjīt-əs How to pronounce laryngitis (audio) \
plural laryngitides\ -​ˈjit-​ə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce laryngitides (audio) \

Medical Definition of laryngitis

: inflammation of the larynx

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