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

Definition of laryngitis

: inflammation of the larynx

Other Words from laryngitis

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

Examples of laryngitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dreamy song gave room for Lorde to deliver a performance without much strain after having to postpone both the Connecticut and Washington, D.C., stops on the tour due to a bout of laryngitis. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 19 Apr. 2022 Lorde canceled two concerts on her Solar Power Tour this weekend due to laryngitis. Ashley Iasimone, Billboard, 16 Apr. 2022 This month, a 4-year-old girl in Changchun died while waiting for a negative Covid test before being admitted to a hospital for acute laryngitis. Eugene Kontorovich, WSJ, 23 Mar. 2022 News that a 4-year-old girl in Changchun, one of the cities under strict lockdown, had died of acute laryngitis while waiting for a negative coronavirus test to go to the hospital prompted further anger online. Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2022 The most common form of laryngitis is an infection caused by a virus, like those that lead to a cold, the flu, or COVID-19. Korin Miller,, 10 Feb. 2022 Stapleton was recently forced to push back three tour dates in Nashville and Cincinnati after he was placed on vocal rest amid a bout with laryngitis. Rachel Desantis,, 27 Oct. 2021 Chris Stapleton was forced to reschedule a series of concert dates after he was placed on vocal rest amid a bout with laryngitis. Rachel Desantis,, 21 Oct. 2021 According to his Twitter page, Stapleton postponed a show in Sioux Falls, South Dakota last Saturday due to laryngitis. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 21 Oct. 2021 See More

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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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28 Apr 2022

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“Laryngitis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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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 laryngitis (audio) \

Medical Definition of laryngitis

: inflammation of the larynx

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