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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Loss of voice during the day.

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  • Nyctophonia is the inability or refusal to speak except at night (Oxford English Dictionary).

    September 18, 2011

  • "a form of elective mutism in which s.one/s.thing is able or willing to speak only at night"
    ~ Christopher Foyle, Foyle's Philavery.
    not to be confused with nyctophobia.

    August 24, 2008