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dysphonia Line breaks: dys|pho¦nia
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈfəʊnɪə/

Definition of dysphonia in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
Difficulty in speaking due to a physical disorder of the mouth, tongue, throat, or vocal cords.
Example sentences
  • This is a multisystem condition causing complications such as anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, myalgia, dysphonia, and urinary incontinence.
  • Since our experience with this child, we have established a service for the early evaluation of childhood dysphonia using stroboscopic fibreoptic laryngoscopy.
  • No study has yet examined the overall effectiveness of voice therapy for dysphonia in terms of either changes in voice quality or changes in psychological distress or laryngoscopic findings.

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