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songless

[sawng-lis, song-]
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adjective
  1. devoid of song; lacking the power of a song, as a bird.

Origin of songless

First recorded in 1795–1805; song + -less
Related formssong·less·ly, adverbsong·less·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for songless

Historical Examples

  • Strictly speaking, these birds may be considered as songless.

    Nests and Eggs of Birds of The United States

    Thomas G. Gentry

  • And she was only a female thing—a reed of the river, songless, and blown by the wind as the rest were.

  • Yet there are some who talk of Australia as a land of songless birds.

    An Australian Bird Book

    John Albert Leach

  • In the songless silence the robin was practising his autumn reverie.

  • The flycatchers are songless; they are found all over the United States.

    Endurance Test

    Alan Douglas