any disturbance of normal vocal function.

1700–10; < Neo-Latin < Greek dysphōnía roughness of sound, equivalent to dys- dys- + phōn() sound, voice + -ia -ia

dysphonic [dis-fon-ik] , adjective
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dysphonia (dɪsˈfəʊnɪə)
any impairment in the ability to speak normally, as from spasm or strain of the vocal cords
[C18: New Latin, from Greek: harshness of sound, from dys- + -phōnia-phony]

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dysphonia dys·pho·ni·a (dĭs-fō'nē-ə)
Difficulty in speaking, usually evidenced by hoarseness.

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Adductor spasmodic dysphonia may result in a strangled voice.
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