Meaning of aphonic in English:


Pronunciation /eɪˈfɒnɪk/


  • Having no voice or sound; mute.

    ‘the patient was aphonic on examination’
    • ‘Treating an aphonic patient is both challenging and rewarding for the speech and language therapist.’
    • ‘A 35-year-old woman who complained of having lost her voice several weeks previously was answering all questions put to her in an aphonic whisper.’
    • ‘Inside the heard voices is an unheard voice, an aphonic voice, as it were.’
    • ‘His next-door neighbors are a poor family with an aphonic daughter named Zehra, who can see into the future.’
    • ‘Initially he was aphonic, but gradually some voice returned.’
    unable to speak