Pronunciation: (ā-fon'ik, ā-fō'nik), [key]
1. mouthed but not spoken; noiseless; silent.
a. lacking phonation; unvoiced.
b. without voice; voiceless.
3. Pathol.affected with aphonia.
Pathol.a person who is affected with aphonia.
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