any disturbance of normal vocal function.
Origin of dysphonia
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any impairment in the ability to speak normally, as from spasm or strain of the vocal cords
Word Origin for dysphonia
C18: New Latin, from Greek: harshness of sound, from dys- + -phōnia -phony
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Difficulty in speaking, usually evidenced by hoarseness.
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