laryngitis

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Etymology[edit]

Attested since 1822 CE; from Latin larynx, from Ancient Greek λάρυγξ (lárunks), +‎ -itis.

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Noun[edit]

laryngitis (uncountable)

  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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References[edit]

  • laryngitis” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).