IV. WORDS RELATING TO THE INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES; COMMUNICATION OF IDEAS

III. MEANS OF COMMUNICATING IDEAS

2. Conventional means; spoken language

Aphony.

[Antonyms: voice.]

[Nouns] aphony, aphonia; dumbness; obmutescence; absence of voice, want of voice; dysphony; cacoopy; silence (taciturnity) [more]; raucity; harsh voice [more] , unmusical voice [more] ; falsetto, "childish treble mute"; dummy.

[Verbs] keep silence [more]; speak low, speak softly; whisper (faintness) [more].

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.

[Adjectives] aphonous, dumb, mute; deaf-mute, deaf and dumb; mum; tongue-tied; breatless, tongueless, voiceless, speechless, wordless; mute as a fish, mute as a stockfish, mute as a mackerel; silent (taciturn) [more]; muzzled; inarticulate, inaudible.

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

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

[Phrases] vox faucibus haesit [Vergil].

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