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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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  • 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

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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