laryngitis

noun

lar·​yn·​gi·​tis ˌler-ən-ˈjī-təs How to pronounce laryngitis (audio)
ˌla-rən-
: inflammation of the larynx
laryngitic adjective

Examples of laryngitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other complications can affect the lungs, throat, or mouth, and include asthma, the wearing away of tooth enamel, and laryngitis, which causes inflammation of the voice box. Maggie O'Neill, Health, 16 Nov. 2023 Additionally, acute laryngitis has been a symptom of the COVID-19 Omicron variant.2 Read on to learn more about the connection between having a hoarse voice and COVID-19. Korin Miller, Health, 31 Oct. 2023 Taylor has been put on strict vocal rest by his doctor due to a severe case of laryngitis, according to a tweet from the legendary singer-songwriter. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 20 June 2023 The New York performance was Lorde’s first show back on the Solar Power tour — a worldwide expedition in support of her third studio album Solar Power — since postponing her previous shows in Washington, D.C., and Connecticut due to a bad case of laryngitis. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 19 Apr. 2022 Less than a week earlier, Grant was forced to postpone her show in Huntsville, Alabama, due to laryngitis. Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY, 5 May 2023 The ad goes on to explain how this syrup will help with everything from bronchitis to laryngitis, even tuberculosis. Carol Sutton Lewis, Scientific American, 6 Apr. 2023 In a December judgment, the Constitutional Court of Colombia cited clinical records showing many Wayuu suffer from a host of illnesses, including bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bacterial pneumonia, lower respiratory infections, and acute obstructive laryngitis. Popular Science, 3 Aug. 2020 In 2012, Johansson also stepped in when Roker had laryngitis, ending the report with a jazz-hand pose and a kick. Tracey Harrington McCoy, Peoplemag, 16 Mar. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of laryngitis was in 1815

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“Laryngitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laryngitis. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

laryngitis

noun
lar·​yn·​gi·​tis ˌlar-ən-ˈjīt-əs How to pronounce laryngitis (audio)
: inflammation of the larynx

Medical Definition

laryngitis

noun
lar·​yn·​gi·​tis ˌlar-ən-ˈjīt-əs How to pronounce laryngitis (audio)
plural laryngitides -ˈjit-ə-ˌdēz How to pronounce laryngitis (audio)
: inflammation of the larynx

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