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voiceless

[ vois-lis ]
/ ˈvɔɪs lɪs /
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adjective

having no voice; mute.
uttering no words; silent.
having an unmusical voice.
unspoken; unuttered: voiceless sympathy.
having no vote or right of choice.
Phonetics. (of a speech sound)
  1. without voice; unvoiced; surd; aphonic (contrasted with voiced): “p,” “f,” and “s” are voiceless.
  2. uttered without phonation.

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Origin of voiceless

First recorded in 1525–35; voice + -less

OTHER WORDS FROM voiceless

voice·less·ly, adverbvoice·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for voiceless

voiceless
/ (ˈvɔɪslɪs) /

adjective

without a voice; mute
not articulatedvoiceless misery
lacking a musical voice
silent
without the power or right to express an opinion
phonetics articulated without accompanying vibration of the vocal cordsin English (p) is a voiceless consonant

Derived forms of voiceless

voicelessly, adverbvoicelessness, noun
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