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

  • noun Difficulty in speaking, usually evidenced by hoarseness.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, difficulty in producing vocal sounds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) A difficulty in producing vocal sounds; enfeebled or depraved voice.

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  • noun medicine A difficulty in producing vocal sounds.

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

  • noun speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation

Etymologies

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

[New Latin : dys– + Greek -phōniā, -phony.]

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From Ancient Greek δυσ- (dus, "ill, hard") + φωνή (phōnē, "sound, voice").

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