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dys·pho·ni·a

 (dĭs-fō′nē-ə)
n.
Difficulty in speaking, usually evidenced by hoarseness.

[New Latin : dys- + Greek -phōniā, -phony.]

dys·phon′ic (-fŏn′ĭk) adj.

dysphonia

(dɪsˈfəʊnɪə)
n
(Pathology) 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]
dysphonic adj

dys•pho•ni•a

(dɪsˈfoʊ ni ə)

n.
any disturbance of normal vocal function.
[1700–10; < Greek dysphōnía roughness of sound =dys- dys- + phōn(ḗ) sound, voice + -ia -ia]
dys•phon′ic (-ˈfɒn ɪk) adj.

dysphonia

speech problems resulting from damage to or malformation of the speech organs.
See also: Speech
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dysphonia - speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation
defect of speech, speech defect, speech disorder - a disorder of oral speech
Translations

dys·pho·ni·a

n. disfonía, ronquera.
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Acoustic Correlates of Breathy Vocal Quality: Dysphonic Voices and Continuous Speech.
22) A strong, resonant voice is associated with a high CPP, while a dysphonic voice is associated with a low CPP.
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Dysphonic symptoms typically include reduced loudness and roughness and breathiness and decreased energy in the higher parts of the harmonic spectrum and exaggerated vocal tremor.
An electrolaryngographic study of dysphonic Portuguese speakers [PhD Dissertation], London, UK: University of London (University College London); 2002.
The design of this questionnaire is to gain a simple and easy screening tool for determining the women who suffer from premenstrual syndrome from premenstrual syndrome dysphonic disorder.
Is there an effect of dysphonic teachers' voices on children's processing of spoken language?
Thus, mammalian mothers respond with varying degrees of urgency depending on specific acoustic properties, such as the fundamental frequency (Protopapas & Lieberman, 1997; Soltis, 2004) or dysphonic cry (Cecchini, Lai, & Langher, 2010).
He arrives in theatre with an expanding anterior neck haematoma, dysphonic, increasing dyspnoea, but still conscious and co-operative.
The assessments were made based on items from Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition (DSM-IV, 1994) The items--Desire/Urge to Smoke, Irritability/Frustration/ Anger, Restlessness, Difficulty Concentrating, Anxiety, Dysphonic or Depressed Mood, Insomnia and Increased Appetite--were rated on a five-point scale as: (0) not at all, (1) somewhat, (2) moderately so, (3) very much so, or (4) extremely so.