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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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The BSI is not designed to provide a personality profile, yet the major psychological symptoms reported by functionally dysphonic patients with a positive BSI were indeed relevant personality variables (interpersonal sensitivity, estrangement, mistrust).
On physical examination, the patient was eupneic and dysphonic.
On followup, she was found to be both dysphonic and symptomatic despite compliance with her voice therapy and a reduction in smoking.
These parameters give an idea as to the general degree of dysphonia, but they may not be sensitive enough to detect slight improvements in severely dysphonic voices.
During the previous several months, his voice had become dysphonic most of the time.