/ay fon"ik, ay foh"nik/, adj.
1. mouthed but not spoken; noiseless; silent.
2. Phonet.
a. lacking phonation; unvoiced.
b. without voice; voiceless.
3. Pathol. affected with aphonia.
4. Pathol. a person who is affected with aphonia.
[1820-30; < Gk áphon(os) voiceless (see APHONIA) + -IC]

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