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

  • n. Difficulty in speaking, usually evidenced by hoarseness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A difficulty in producing vocal sounds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A difficulty in producing vocal sounds; enfeebled or depraved voice.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, difficulty in producing vocal sounds.

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

  • n. speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation

Etymologies

New Latin : dys- + Greek -phōniā, -phony.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek δυσ- (dus, "ill, hard") + φωνή (phōnē, "sound, voice"). (Wiktionary)

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