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Having no voice or sound; mute:‘the patient was aphonic on examination’
dumb, unable to speakView synonyms
- ‘Initially he was aphonic, but gradually some voice returned.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Treating an aphonic patient is both challenging and rewarding for the speech and language therapist.’
- ‘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.’
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