- A behaviorial condition marked by the inability to use a telephone properly. In advanced cases, sufferers are unable to use the telephone at all.
He told me he'd call but he didn't - an obvious case of dysphonia
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Dysphonia — is the medical term for hoarseness or other phonation disorders. It is considered much less severe than aphonia.Common types of dysphonia* organic dysphonia *functional dysphonia *spasmodic dysphoniaAssociated conditions (incomplete list)* Voice… … Wikipedia
Dysphonia — Dys*pho ni*a, Dysphony Dys pho*ny, n. [NL. dysphonia, Gr. ?; dys ill, hard + ? sound, voice: cf. F. dysphonie.] (Med.) A difficulty in producing vocal sounds; enfeebled or depraved voice. [1913 Webster] || … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
dysphonia — [dis fō′nē ə] n. [ModL < Gr dysphōnia < dys , DYS + phōnē, voice: see PHONO ] impairment of the ability to produce speech sounds, as because of hoarseness dysphonic [disfän′ik] adj … English World dictionary
dysphonia — dysphonic /dis fon ik/, adj. /dis foh nee euh/, n. any disturbance of normal vocal function. [1700 10; < NL < Gk dysphonía roughness of sound, equiv. to dys DYS + phon(é) sound, voice + ia IA] * * * … Universalium
dysphonia — dys•pho•ni•a [[t]dɪsˈfoʊ ni ə[/t]] n. pat any disturbance of normal vocal function • Etymology: 1700–10; < Gk dysphōnía roughness of sound =dys dys +phōn(ḗ) sound, voice + ia ia dys•phon′ic ˈfɒn ɪk adj … From formal English to slang
dysphonia — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1706 defective use of the voice … New Collegiate Dictionary
dysphonia — noun defective use of the voice … Wiktionary
dysphonia — Altered voice production. [dys + G. phone, voice] abductor spasmodic d. a breathy form of spasmodic d. caused by excessive and long vocal cord opening for voiceless phonemes extending into vowels. adductor … Medical dictionary
dysphonia — n. difficulty in pronouncing words … English contemporary dictionary
dysphonia — [dɪs fəʊnɪə] noun Medicine difficulty in speaking due to a physical disorder of the mouth, tongue, throat, or vocal cords. Origin C18: from dys + L. phonia from Gk, from phōnē sound, voice … English new terms dictionary