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aphonic

[ ey-fon-ik, ey-foh-nik ]
/ eɪˈfɒn ɪk, eɪˈfoʊ nɪk /
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adjective
mouthed but not spoken; noiseless; silent.
Phonetics.
  1. lacking phonation; unvoiced.
  2. without voice; voiceless.
Pathology. affected with aphonia.
noun
Pathology. a person who is affected with aphonia.
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Origin of aphonic

1820–30; <Greek áphōn(os) voiceless (see aphonia) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for aphonic

aphonic
/ (əˈfɒnɪk) /

adjective
affected with aphonia
phonetics
  1. not representing a spoken sound, as k in know
  2. voiceless or devoiced
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