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[sawng-lis, song-] /ˈsɔŋ lɪs, ˈsɒŋ-/
devoid of song; lacking the power of a song, as a bird.
Origin of songless
First recorded in 1795-1805; song + -less
Related forms
songlessly, adverb
songlessness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Strictly speaking, these birds may be considered as songless.

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

    Folle-Farine Ouida
  • 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
  • So the land is blasted and barren and songless, and those who dwell in it are in misery.

    The Secret Glory Arthur Machen
  • There it is dingy-brown, and songless, and it smells of smoke.

    The Cardinal's Snuff-Box Henry Harland
  • And so the good Lord comes to the songless, and with holy power He brings the gift of “saving health.”

  • The wind had fallen, the birds were songless, nothing remained of the busy chorus of summer sounds.

    The Missioner E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • O attendants mine, in what moans of bitter lamentation do I dwell, in the songs of a songless strain unfit for the lyre, alas!

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