cavernous voice

a type of pectoriloquy consisting of hollow voice sounds heard over a lung cavity when the patient speaks. Called also amphoric v., amphoriloquy, and amphorophony.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • cavernous — [kav′ər nəs] adj. [ME < L cavernosus] 1. full of caverns 2. full of cavities; porous 3. like or characteristic of a cavern; deep set, hollow, etc. [a cavernous voice, cavernous cheeks] cavernously adv …   English World dictionary

  • cavernous — cavernously, adv. /kav euhr neuhs/, adj. 1. being, resembling, or suggestive of a cavern: a vast, cavernous room. 2. deep set: cavernous eyes. 3. hollow and deep sounding: a cavernous voice. 4. containing caverns. 5. full of small cavities;… …   Universalium

  • cavernous — cav•ern•ous [[t]ˈkæv ər nəs[/t]] adj. 1) being or resembling a cavern: a cavernous room[/ex] 2) deep set 3) hollow and deep sounding: a cavernous voice[/ex] 4) containing caverns 5) full of small cavities; porous • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < L …   From formal English to slang

  • voice sounds — auscultatory sounds heard over the lungs or airways when the patient speaks; increased resonance indicates consolidation or an airless lung underlying an effusion. Types include bronchophony, egophony, laryngophony, pectoriloquy, tracheophony,… …   Medical dictionary

  • cavernous — /ˈkævənəs/ (say kavuhnuhs) adjective 1. containing caverns. 2. deep set: cavernous eyes. 3. hollow and deep sounding: *He loved the cavernous indefinite echo of his own voice –nicholas athanasou, 1983. 4. full of small cavities; porous. 5. of a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • voice — The sound made by vibration of the vocal folds caused by air passing out through the larynx and upper respiratory tract, the vocal folds being approximated. SYN: vox. [L. vox] amphoric v. a v. sound having a hollow, blowing …   Medical dictionary

  • amphoric voice — cavernous v …   Medical dictionary

  • amphoriloquy — cavernous voice of a patient heard over a patient s lung cavity Styles of Speech …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • caverniloquy — cavernous voice of a patient heard over a patient s lung cavity Styles of Speech …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • cav´ern|ous|ly — cav|ern|ous «KAV uhr nuhs», adjective. 1. a) like a cavern; large and hollow: »a cavernous cellar. This was a cavernous structure that had once been an aquarium (New Yorker). b) Figurative. deep set: »cavernous eyes. 2. characteristic of caverns …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.