Definition of Aphonic

1. Adjective. Being without sound through injury or illness and thus incapable of all but whispered speech.

Exact synonyms: Voiceless
Similar to: Inarticulate, Unarticulate
Derivative terms: Aphonia, Voicelessness



Definition of Aphonic

1. a. Without voice; voiceless; nonvocal.

Definition of Aphonic

1. Adjective. Of, relating to, or exhibiting aphonia; unable to speak. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aphonic

1. one affected with aphonia [n -S]

Medical Definition of Aphonic

1. Relating to aphonia. Synonym: aphonous. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aphonic

aphidlike
aphidophagous
aphids
aphilanthropy
aphilopony
aphilosophical
aphis lion
aphlogistic
aphobia
apholate
apholates
aphonia
aphonia paralytica
aphonias
aphonic (current term)
aphonic pectoriloquy
aphonics
aphonies
aphonogelia
aphonous
aphony
aphoria
aphorise
aphorised
aphorises
aphorising
aphorism
aphorismer
aphorismers

Literary usage of Aphonic

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1. Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear: Medical and Surgical by William Lincoln Ballenger (1911)
"234, though the patient is aphonic, and has been for several years, ... The voice is low- pitched and hoarse, or raucous, but rarely aphonic. ..."

2. The throat and its diseases by Lennox Browne (1878)
"Dry, hard, shrill, metallic ; aphonic; on exudation, moist. ... Sometimes aphonic in earlier stasis; completely lost in advanced disease. ..."

3. A Practical treatise on the diseases of children by Alfred Vogel (1885)
"... notwithstanding the most violent exertions, remains totally aphonic, accompanied by the expectoration of only small quantities of frothy mucus. ..."

4. Transactions of the Annual Meeting of the American Laryngological Association by American Laryngological Association (1906)
"... it will be helpful to keep in mind that the aphonic patient is unable to produce ... is both aphonic and unable, also, to produce even whispered sounds, ..."

5. The Philosophy of Language; Or, Language as an Exact Science: Subjectively by David Henry Cruttenden (1870)
"The aphonic or SILENT Letters of a syllable are those which do not express sounds. 393- aphonic or Silent Letters are of two kinds; namely, Quantitative, ..."

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