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- any disturbance of normal vocal function.
Origin of dysphonia
1700–10;Related formsdys·phon·ic [dis-fon-ik] /dɪsˈfɒn ɪk/, adjective
< New Latin
< Greek dysphōnía
roughness of sound, equivalent to dys- dys-
) sound, voice + -ia -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for dysphonic
Derived Formsdysphonic (dɪsˈfɒnɪk), adjective
- any impairment in the ability to speak normally, as from spasm or strain of the vocal cords
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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