Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.


[wurd-lis] /ˈwɜrd lɪs/
speechless, silent, or mute.
not put into words; unexpressed.
Origin of wordless
Middle English word dating back to 1150-1200; See origin at word, -less
Related forms
wordlessly, adverb
wordlessness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for wordlessness
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Indeed, this wordlessness had for him an extraordinary charm.

    The Gateless Barrier Lucas Malet
  • 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


inarticulate or silent
(music) of or relating to vocal music that is not provided with an articulated text: a wordless chorus
Derived Forms
wordlessly, adverb
wordlessness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for wordlessness

Word Value for wordlessness

Scrabble Words With Friends