aphonic

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌeɪˈfɒnɪk/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ā fonik, ā fōnik)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•phon•ic  (ā fonik, ā fōnik),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. mouthed but not spoken;
    noiseless;
    silent.
  2. Phonetics
    • lacking phonation;
      unvoiced.
    • without voice;
      voiceless.
  3. [Pathol.]affected with aphonia.

n. 
  1. Pathologya person who is affected with aphonia.
  • Greek áphōn(os) voiceless (see aphonia) + -ic
  • 1820–30

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