[ sawng-lis, song- ]

  1. devoid of song; lacking the power of a song, as a bird.

Origin of songless

First recorded in 1795–1805; song + -less

Other words from songless

  • song·less·ly, adverb
  • song·less·ness, noun

Words Nearby songless Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use songless in a sentence

  • They are a songless tribe, although their quick, reiterated call as they take to flight has given them the name of chatterers.

    Little Rivers | Henry van Dyke
  • The males, who sing, have more white on the wings and tail than the females, who are songless.

    Citizen Bird | Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
  • While the Flycatchers are therefore technically classed as songless birds, it does not follow that they have no songs.

  • The poet wonders what "songless tongueless ghost of sin crept through the curtains of the night."

    Oscar Wilde | Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
  • That, then, is another of the supposed songless birds added to the list of singers.

    Upon The Tree-Tops | Olive Thorne Miller