aphonic

aphonic

[ey-fon-ik, ey-foh-nik]
adjective
1.
mouthed but not spoken; noiseless; silent.
2.
Phonetics.
a.
lacking phonation; unvoiced.
b.
without voice; voiceless.
3.
Pathology. affected with aphonia.
noun
4.
Pathology. a person who is affected with aphonia.

Origin:
1820–30; < Greek áphōn(os) voiceless (see aphonia) + -ic

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aphonic (əˈfɒnɪk)
 
adj
1.  affected with aphonia
2.  phonetics
 a.  not representing a spoken sound, as k in know
 b.  voiceless or devoiced

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