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Definition of "dysarthria" [dysarthria]

  • Difficulty in articulating words, caused by impairment of the muscles used in speech. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dysarthria" in a sentence
  • "Aphasia may co-occur with speech disorders such as dysarthria or apraxia of speech, which also result from brain damage."
  • "Using a UQ-built telerehabilitation device, the study assessed 86 patients with various speech and language disorders, such as dysarthria, aphasia and apraxia of speech."
  • "Damage to this part results in dysarthria, the inability to move the lips and tongue properly even if the rest of the brain can imagine perfectly well what it wants to say."