dysphonia

[ dis-foh-nee-uh ]
/ dɪsˈfoʊ ni ə /
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noun

any disturbance of normal vocal function.

Origin of dysphonia

1700–10; < New Latin < Greek dysphōnía roughness of sound, equivalent to dys- dys- + phōn(ḗ) sound, voice + -ia -ia

Related forms

dys·phon·ic [dis-fon-ik] /dɪsˈfɒn ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dysphonia

dysphonia

/ (dɪsˈfəʊnɪə) /

noun

any impairment in the ability to speak normally, as from spasm or strain of the vocal cords

Derived Forms

dysphonic (dɪsˈfɒnɪk), adjective

Word Origin for dysphonia

C18: New Latin, from Greek: harshness of sound, from dys- + -phōnia -phony
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Medicine definitions for dysphonia

dysphonia

[ dĭs-fōnē-ə ]

n.

Difficulty in speaking, usually evidenced by hoarseness.

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