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wordless

[wurd-lis]
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adjective
  1. speechless, silent, or mute.
  2. not put into words; unexpressed.

Origin of wordless

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200; see origin at word, -less
Related formsword·less·ly, adverbword·less·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for wordlessness

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Historical Examples

  • Indeed, this wordlessness had for him an extraordinary charm.

  • Then she went out and stood under the tree which in its wordlessness was still a more sympathetic confidant than human beings.

    The Roof Tree

    Charles Neville Buck

  • Behind his wordlessness, however, Mr. Masterson nourished a poor opinion of this social movement.

    The Sunset Trail

    Alfred Henry Lewis

  • As Mr. Coddington listened without comment to the speech his wordlessness was an enigma to the men.

    The Story of Leather

    Sara Ware Bassett

  • If there were wordlessness for five hundred years, man would seek vast inarticulate words for himself.

    The Lost Art of Reading

    Gerald Stanley Lee


British Dictionary definitions for wordlessness

wordless

adjective
  1. inarticulate or silent
  2. music of or relating to vocal music that is not provided with an articulated texta wordless chorus
Derived Formswordlessly, adverbwordlessness, noun
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