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Related to aphonic: aphonic speech
Loss of the voice resulting from disease, injury to the vocal cords, or various psychological causes, such as hysteria.
[New Latin aphōnia, from Greek aphōniā, speechlessness, from aphōnos, voiceless : a-, without; see a-1 + phōnē, voice; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]
a·phon′ic (ā-fŏn′ĭk, ā-fō′nĭk) adj.
1. (Pathology) affected with aphonia
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics
a. not representing a spoken sound, as k in know
b. voiceless or devoiced
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|Adj.||1.||aphonic - being without sound through injury or illness and thus incapable of all but whispered speech|