AskDefine | Define dysphonia

Dictionary Definition

dysphonia n : speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation

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English

Noun

  1. defective use of the voice

Extensive Definition

Dysphonia is the medical term for hoarseness or other phonation disorders. It is considered much less severe than aphonia.

Common types of dysphonia

dysphonia in Bulgarian: Дисфония
dysphonia in German: Dysphonie
dysphonia in Hebrew: צרידות
dysphonia in Polish: Chrypka
dysphonia in Yiddish: הייזעריג
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