Dysphonia Dys*pho"ni*a, Dysphony Dys"pho*ny, n. [NL. dysphonia, Gr. ?; dys- ill, hard + ? sound, voice: cf. F. dysphonie.] (Med.) A difficulty in producing vocal sounds; enfeebled or depraved voice. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • Dysphonia — is the medical term for hoarseness or other phonation disorders. It is considered much less severe than aphonia.Common types of dysphonia* organic dysphonia *functional dysphonia *spasmodic dysphoniaAssociated conditions (incomplete list)* Voice… …   Wikipedia

  • dysphonia — [dis fō′nē ə] n. [ModL < Gr dysphōnia < dys , DYS + phōnē, voice: see PHONO ] impairment of the ability to produce speech sounds, as because of hoarseness dysphonic [disfän′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • dysphonia — dysphonic /dis fon ik/, adj. /dis foh nee euh/, n. any disturbance of normal vocal function. [1700 10; < NL < Gk dysphonía roughness of sound, equiv. to dys DYS + phon(é) sound, voice + ia IA] * * * …   Universalium

  • dysphonia — A behaviorial condition marked by the inability to use a telephone properly. In advanced cases, sufferers are unable to use the telephone at all. He told me he d call but he didn t an obvious case of dysphonia …   Dictionary of american slang

  • dysphonia — dys•pho•ni•a [[t]dɪsˈfoʊ ni ə[/t]] n. pat any disturbance of normal vocal function • Etymology: 1700–10; < Gk dysphōnía roughness of sound =dys dys +phōn(ḗ) sound, voice + ia ia dys•phon′ic ˈfɒn ɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

  • dysphonia — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1706 defective use of the voice …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dysphonia — noun defective use of the voice …   Wiktionary

  • dysphonia — Altered voice production. [dys + G. phone, voice] abductor spasmodic d. a breathy form of spasmodic d. caused by excessive and long vocal cord opening for voiceless phonemes extending into vowels. adductor …   Medical dictionary

  • dysphonia — n. difficulty in pronouncing words …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dysphonia — [dɪs fəʊnɪə] noun Medicine difficulty in speaking due to a physical disorder of the mouth, tongue, throat, or vocal cords. Origin C18: from dys + L. phonia from Gk, from phōnē sound, voice …   English new terms dictionary

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