[ ee-gof-uh-nee ]

  1. a vocal sound heard through a stethoscope and resembling the bleating of a goat, often occurring in cases of pleurisy with effusion.

Origin of egophony

1850–55; <New Latin ego-<Greek aigo- combining form of aíx goat (stem aig-;cf. aegis) + -phony

Other words from egophony

  • e·go·phon·ic [ee-guh-fon-ik], /ˌi gəˈfɒn ɪk/, adjective

Words Nearby egophony Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023