Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Loss of the motor ability that enables speech.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Absence of joints or of jointed limbs.
  • noun Inability to articulate distinctly in speaking, dependent on a central nervous defect, but not involving paralysis of the muscles of articulation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun partial or total loss of articulate speech resulting from lesions of the central nervous system

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin, from Greek anarthros, not articulated; see anarthrous.]

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  • The goblin of course could still tweet.

    I know it’s a foolish conceit

    To wish for (pro patria!)

    A case of anarthria

    But wouldn’t the silence be sweet?

    September 26, 2018

  • I love you, qms.

    September 26, 2018

  • Tank, I am not worthy - but immensely flattered.

    September 27, 2018