voicelessness


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voice·less

 (vois′lĭs)
adj.
1. Having no voice; mute.
2. Linguistics Uttered without vibration of the vocal cords, as the sounds (t) and (p).

voice′less·ly adv.
voice′less·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.voicelessness - a disorder of the vocal organs that results in the loss of voice
defect of speech, speech defect, speech disorder - a disorder of oral speech
2.voicelessness - speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cordsvoicelessness - speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords
speaking, speech production - the utterance of intelligible speech
stage whisper - a loud whisper that can be overheard; on the stage it is heard by the audience but it supposed to be inaudible to the rest of the cast
3.voicelessness - having no voice in the management or control of affairs; "the voicelessness of those who live in situations of hopelessness"
impotence, impotency, powerlessness - the quality of lacking strength or power; being weak and feeble
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But hip hop does not fall into a musical void any more than it falls into a social or political one; voicelessness (or voicedness) is not just about social and political structures but also about the local musical practices that reflect and sustain them.
What Webster dramatizes in this poem is thus not simply the powerful voice of Eulalie, but, ultimately, her voicelessness, made visible by Webster's insistence that Eulalie is not surrounded or "flanked" by auditors, but speaks alone, in the absence of the auditor whose absence is the sole guarantor of her power to speak thus: with self-command and impunity, the worst of truths.
It seems that voicelessness is in no language a primary underlying feature that would be completely independent of other vocalic features and/or of immediate phonetic context (Kuznetsova 2015).