Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A condition in which, owing to partial paralysis of the larynx, two sounds of different pitch are produced simultaneously.

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Examples

  • Morgan in the same journal mentions the case of a boy of nineteen, who seemed to be affected with laryngeal catarrh, and who exhibited distinct diphthongia.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

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