Examples from the Web for aphonia
Each time on her disappearance he had an attack of aphonia, inability to utter a sound of any kind.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
The same may be said of feigned insanity, aphonia, deaf-mutism, and loss of memory.Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology|W. G. Aitchison Robertson
In these cases there is marked stridor both on inspiration and expiration, but no aphonia.
It would cheer me considerably to learn that gobblers occasionally suffer from aphonia or speechlessness.The Red Cow and Her Friends|Peter McArthur
Both wounds gradually healed; but aphonia—the voice being reduced to a whisper—existed when the man left the regimental hospital.A Treatise on Gunshot Wounds|Thomas Longmore
British Dictionary definitions for aphonia
Word Origin for aphonia
Word Origin and History for aphonia
"want of voice, loss of voice, having no sound," 1719, from Modern Latin aphonia, from Greek aphonia "speechlessness," noun of quality from aphonos "voiceless," from a-, privative prefix (see a- (3)), + phone "voice" (see fame (n.)). Less-common anglicized form aphony is attested from 1827.