- without voice; unvoiced; surd; aphonic (contrasted with voiced): “p,” “f,” and “s” are voiceless.
- uttered without phonation.
Examples from the Web for voiceless
He wanted to give a voice to the voiceless, comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable.Obama Administration and Sotloff Family Battle Over Blame for Journalist’s Kidnapping|Josh Rogin|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And overwhelmingly, the communities who suffer the most are those who are the most vulnerable and voiceless.A Challenge to New Media Moguls Pierre Omidyar and Jeff Bezos|Alexander Busansky|November 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Human-rights movements have traditionally existed to help the voiceless and those without agency gain progressively more rights.
Is giving voice to the voiceless worth less than other work?Hurricane Sandy Anniversary a Reminder of the Power of Volunteers|Jill W. Iscol|April 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I think of the small number of brave whistleblowers who stood up for innocent, voiceless victims.My Lai 45 Years Later—And the Unknown Atrocities of Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan|Nick Turse|March 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Lifeless eyes and voiceless lips now, had cheered these flags with the same joy that once greeted the eagles of Napoleon.The Broken Sword|Dennison Worthington
When the confusion had subsided sufficiently, the men surveyed the wreck with voiceless disgust, until Holy spoke sarcastically.The Long Dim Trail|Forrestine C. Hooker
Voiceless now, Nuwell grasped Placer's arm and pointed, trembling, back down the corridor.Rebels of the Red Planet|Charles Louis Fontenay
Not only is the world blotted out in the enveloping darkness, but it is voiceless, and there prevails absolute silence.In the Open|Stanton Davis Kirkham
We know there must come a day when you will leave the nest, leave us voiceless, ridiculous, flitting among bare branches.Tommy and Co.|Jerome K. Jerome
British Dictionary definitions for voiceless
Word Origin and History for voiceless
1530s, "unable to speak," from voice (n.) + -less. Meaning "having no say in affairs" is from 1630s; that of "unspoken, unuttered" is from 1816. In phonology, "unvoiced," from 1867. Related: Voicelessly; voicelessness.