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Aphonic \A*phon"ic\, Aphonous \Aph"o*nous\, a. Without voice; voiceless; nonvocal; incapable of all but whispered speech.


a. Of, relating to, or exhibiting aphonia; unable to speak.


adj. being voiceless through injury or illness and thus incapable of all but whispered speech [syn: voiceless]

Usage examples of "aphonic".

Like all apprentices, she had been taught the technique of creating an aphonic ring, but she had never had reason to practice the procedure outside the workshops.

She took a deep breath and whispered the words that were the Form of the aphonic ring.

She whispered the words that called up the Form of the aphonic ring, shaping air and earth with them, and felt the ring leap into place around them.

Silence leaned against the cushion she had brought with her into the aphonic ring, wishing she had brought another.

It was almost as though someone had set up an aphonic ring, she thought, or at least a damper field.