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wordless

[wurd-lis]
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adjective
  1. speechless, silent, or mute.
  2. not put into words; unexpressed.
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Origin of wordless

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200; see origin at word, -less
Related formsword·less·ly, adverbword·less·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for wordless

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Historical Examples

  • It was a wordless pantomime, the ensuing scene, and Bert watched in amazement.

  • In his perplexity the wordless accusation that morning had been correct at that.

  • Almost sullenly he followed her down the road, wordless, bewildered, and despairing.

    The Plunderer

    Roy Norton

  • Then he lifted it into the air with a wordless shout, filled his lungs and laughed.

    Pagan Passions

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • I think they all breathed a sort of wordless prayer, then Dick spoke.

    The Heiress of Wyvern Court

    Emilie Searchfield


British Dictionary definitions for wordless

wordless

adjective
  1. inarticulate or silent
  2. music of or relating to vocal music that is not provided with an articulated texta wordless chorus
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Derived Formswordlessly, adverbwordlessness, noun
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