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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Being without sound through injury or illness and thus incapable of all but whispered speech.

Usage examples (9)
  • The opposite of a cosmopolitan has always seemed to me a kind of aphonic drifter.
  • At first it will be the details that go, the thick smell of the frangipani trees from the forest, the aphonic movement of the clouds.
  • But authors admit flaw: all 396 were college students -- congenitally loquacious, no jobs, no commutes, no need for aphonic mesmerization by Monday Night Football.
  • He says he has given too many speeches and that he now is dysphonic -- as the doctors call it -- because the doctors say that one does not say aphonic, but dysphonic,... for more
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