lar·​yn·​gi·​tis | \ ˌler-ən-ˈjī-təs , ˌla-rən-\

Definition of laryngitis

: inflammation of the larynx

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laryngitic \ ˌler-​ən-​ˈji-​tik , ˌla-​rən-​ \ adjective

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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 Sexton, performing this time as part of the Martin Sexton Trio, had to cancel a scheduled October show at the Ann Arbor venue because of laryngitis. Greg Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "Plan your weekend: Vampires, wellness expo and Tonya Harding," 3 Jan. 2018 Dave Toub could miss his flight to Indianapolis or show up with laryngitis or trip and fall on the priceless Beatles’ drum set in Irsay’s office and be sent home. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: Chris Ballard's choice for Colts next coach is obvious," 1 Jan. 2018 Unfortunately Tom’s laryngitis has not improved enough to perform tonight at @Golden1Center in Sacramento. Ashley Iasimone, Billboard, "Tom Petty Postpones Two Tour Dates Due to Laryngitis," 25 Aug. 2017 Never apologize for your laryngitis after the Big Game. Southern Living, "Why Mama Should Be President," 28 Oct. 2016

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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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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 \

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 \
plural laryngitides\ -​ˈjit-​ə-​ˌdēz \

Medical Definition of laryngitis

: inflammation of the larynx

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