Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 581 (Aphony)

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#581. Aphony. -- N. aphony[obs], aphonia[obs]; dumbness &c. adj.; obmutescence[obs]; absence of voice, want of voice; dysphony[obs]; cacoepy[obs]; silence &c. (taciturnity) 585; raucity[obs]; harsh voice &c. 410 , unmusical voice &c. 414 ; falsetto, "childish treble mute"; dummy.

V. keep silence &c. 585; speak low, speak softly; whisper &c. (faintness) 405.

silence; render mute, render silent; muzzle, muffle, suppress, smother, gag, strike dumb, dumfounder; drown the voice, put to silence, stop one's mouth, cut one short.

stick in the throat.

Adj. aphonous[obs], dumb, mute; deafmute, deaf and dumb; mum; tongue- tied; breathless, tongueless, voiceless, speechless, wordless; mute as a fish, mute as a stockfish[obs], mute as a mackerel; silent &c. (taciturn) 585; muzzled; inarticulate, inaudible.

croaking, raucous, hoarse, husky, dry, hollow, sepulchral, hoarse as a raven; rough.

Adv. with bated breath, with the finger on the lips; sotto voce[Lat]; in a low tone, in a cracked voice, in a broken voice.

Phr. vox faucibus haesit [Lat][Vergil].