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aphonia

[ā′fōn·ē·ə]
(medicine)
Loss of voice and power of speech.
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The otolaryngologist noted an aphonic patient with biphasic stridor and a markedly increased inspirationto-expiration ratio.
The vox populi, plebis vox, and, once, the expression of the vulgus to which books 2-7 appeal ought to be the collective conscience of the English polity; however, even before 1381, they are aphonic sources of authority that speak but do not adequately sound.
Varied games of sounds interrupt the natural correspondence between characters and their own voice; the latter can speak dissociated from the body, refusing to give expression to the labial movement of the actors and leaving them aphonic.
Whilst the plot is typically non-literary, what is crucial here are the glimpses of material practice and visual language debated through the figure of Julietta as an aphonic character.