Dysphonia definition

dĭs-fōnē-ə
Difficulty in speaking, usually evidenced by hoarseness.
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Impairment of the ability to produce speech sounds, as because of hoarseness.
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Difficulty in speaking, usually evidenced by hoarseness.
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(medicine) A difficulty in producing vocal sounds.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
dysphonia
Plural:
dysphonias

Origin of dysphonia

  • New Latin dys– Greek -phōniā -phony

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek δυσ- (dus, “ill, hard”) + φωνή (phōnē, “sound, voice”).

    From Wiktionary