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1. Lacking the faculty of speech.
2. Temporarily unable to speak, as through astonishment.
3. Refraining from speech; silent.
4. Unexpressed or inexpressible in words: speechless admiration.

speech′less·ly adv.
speech′less·ness n.
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Adv.1.speechlessly - without speaking; "he stood up soundlessly and speechlessly and glided across the hallway and through a door"
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advwortlos; (from surprise, shock etc) → sprachlos
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[ˈspiːtʃlɪslɪ] adv I watched speechlesslyrimasi a guardare senza riuscire a proferire parola
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(spiːtʃ) noun
1. (the act of) saying words, or the ability to say words. Speech is one method of communication between people.
2. the words said. His speech is full of colloquialisms.
3. manner or way of speaking. His speech is very slow.
4. a formal talk given to a meeting etc. parliamentary speeches.
ˈspeechless adjective
unable to speak, often because of surprise, shock etc. He looked at her in speechless amazement.
ˈspeechlessly adverb
ˈspeechlessness noun
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Yes, there is death in this business of whaling --a speechlessly quick chaotic bundling of a man into Eternity.
He was as black as a sweep with the black dust, alive, but helplessly and speechlessly drunk.
She looked at her questioner quite steadfastly, quite quietly, speechlessly. A curious uneasiness crept into his thoughts.
Tulkinghorn, when not speechlessly at home in country-houses where the great ones of the earth are bored to death.
Consul Lingford gulped and sawed the air speechlessly with his arms.
The placable and soft-hearted Briggs speechlessly pushed out her hand at this appeal; but she felt the desertion most keenly for all that, and bitterly, bitterly moaned the fickleness of her Matilda.