laryngitis laryngitis  /ˌlɛ rən ˈdʒaɪ təs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) inflammation of the mucous membrane of the larynx; characterized by hoarseness or loss of voice and coughing

Usage(s):

  1. It was the week that Gloria Steinem got laryngitis.
  2. Then the Met got a real sticker: Helen Traubel's doctor phoned to say that she had laryngitis, would not be able to go on as Brnnhilde.
  3. The general was suffering from laryngitis when I called, so an aide told me that Clark favored two separate bills.

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  1. "I was suffering from laryngitis on Saturday. My voice was completely gone. By evening it came back a bit. But the voice was so bass, I wondered if I should perform Farooq's part instead. I managed with great difficulty," said Shabana.
    on Dec 24, 2008 By: Shabana Azmi Source: Hindu

  2. Speaking on the band's official website, Lightbody said: "My voice is in pieces. When we began the 'Eyes Open' tour in Feb of this year I was told by my doctor a few days beforehand that I had laryngitis and it would be best if I took a week off to...
    on Jun 1, 2006 By: Gary Lightbody Source: NME.com

  3. Prior to exiting the stage, Coverdale told the crowd (see top clip below), "Listen, I sincerely, sincerely apologize. I have no fucking voice left. I have laryngitis. I tried. I can't do it. I'm so sorry. It hurts for me to do this. Honest to god, I...
    on Aug 12, 2009 By: David Coverdale Source: Blabbermouth.net

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