laryngitis

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EtymologyEdit

Attested since 1822 C.E.; from Latin larynx, from Ancient Greek λάρυγξ (lárunx), +‎ -itis; surface analysis, laryng- +‎ -itis.

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  • (US) IPA(key): /læɹɪnˈd͡ʒaɪtɪs/
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NounEdit

laryngitis (usually uncountable, plural laryngites or laryngitides)

  1. An inflammation of the larynx, typically resulting in hoarseness.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XI:
      The moment had come for the honeyed word. I lowered my voice to a confidential murmur, but on her inquiring if I had laryngitis raised it again.

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