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wordless

[wurd-lis] /ˈwɜrd lɪs/
adjective
1.
speechless, silent, or mute.
2.
not put into words; unexpressed.
Origin of wordless
1150-1200
Middle English word dating back to 1150-1200; See origin at word, -less
Related forms
wordlessly, adverb
wordlessness, noun
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  • It was a wordless pantomime, the ensuing scene, and Bert watched in amazement.

    Wanderer of Infinity Harl Vincent
  • In his perplexity the wordless accusation that morning had been correct at that.

    Once to Every Man Larry Evans
  • Almost sullenly he followed her down the road, wordless, bewildered, and despairing.

    The Plunderer Roy Norton
  • Then he lifted it into the air with a wordless shout, filled his lungs and laughed.

    Pagan Passions Gordon Randall Garrett
  • I think they all breathed a sort of wordless prayer, then Dick spoke.

    The Heiress of Wyvern Court

    Emilie Searchfield
  • What matters it that he is a wordless man, that he wears not his heart in a book?

    The Voice of the Machines Gerald Stanley Lee
  • It was the thought that had hovered, dim and wordless, in his own mind.

    A Soldier of the Legion C. N. Williamson
  • Matak, gloomy and wordless, relieved the Major of his bag at the door.

    Terry Charles Goff Thomson
  • He gurgled a wordless appeal for help, and then perceived that she was lashed into her chair.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
British Dictionary definitions for wordless

wordless

/ˈwɜːdlɪs/
adjective
1.
inarticulate or silent
2.
(music) of or relating to vocal music that is not provided with an articulated text: a wordless chorus
Derived Forms
wordlessly, adverb
wordlessness, noun
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