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dysphonia

[dis-foh-nee-uh] /dɪsˈfoʊ ni ə/
noun
1.
any disturbance of normal vocal function.
Origin of dysphonia
1700-1710
1700-10; < New Latin < Greek dysphōnía roughness of sound, equivalent to dys- dys- + phōn(ḗ) sound, voice + -ia -ia
Related forms
dysphonic
[dis-fon-ik] /dɪsˈfɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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dysphonia

/dɪsˈfəʊnɪə/
noun
1.
any impairment in the ability to speak normally, as from spasm or strain of the vocal cords
Derived Forms
dysphonic (dɪsˈfɒnɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C18: New Latin, from Greek: harshness of sound, from dys- + -phōnia-phony
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dysphonia in Medicine

dysphonia dys·pho·ni·a (dĭs-fō'nē-ə)
n.
Difficulty in speaking, usually evidenced by hoarseness.

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