tongueless


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tongue·less

 (tŭng′lĭs)
adj.
1. Having no tongue.
2. Lacking the faculty of speech; mute.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tongueless - lacking a tonguetongueless - lacking a tongue; "tongueless moccasins"
tongued - provided with or resembling a tongue; often used in combination; "tongued shoes"; "tongued boards"; "toungued lightning"; "long-tongued"
2.tongueless - expressed without speech; "a mute appeal"; "a silent curse"; "best grief is tongueless"- Emily Dickinson; "the words stopped at her lips unsounded"; "unspoken grief"; "choking exasperation and wordless shame"- Thomas Wolfe
inarticulate, unarticulate - without or deprived of the use of speech or words; "inarticulate beasts"; "remained stupidly inarticulate and saying something noncommittal"; "inarticulate with rage"; "an inarticulate cry"
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they deified the crocodile of the nile, because the crocodile is tongueless; and the Sperm Whale has no tongue, or as least it is so exceedingly small, as to be incapable of protrusion.
LAHORE -- A play titled Bayzabaan (tongueless) was staged at Alhamra Art Centre, The Mall, on Tuesday.
They refuse, of course, but he and his similarly tongueless cult members later reappear at the family's temporary refuge to offer them sanctuary, while revealing their sinister motives.
Yet, having been kept under these conditions for about a year or so, voiceless Philomela literally weaves her tale by embroidering the past year scene by scene onto a cloth; even though she is tongueless, she finds a way of delivering her message to her sister Procne.
Sorrow and lamentation are the chords many of these poems strike: "The fallen church deconsecrates / forgotten ritual with a broken cross" (Street); "the syllables / Curtailed, half heard, like tongueless bells / From empty steeples endlessly" (Thwaite, "Eccles").
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But to her heart, her heart was voluble, Paining with eloquence her balmy side; As though a tongueless nightingale should swell Her throat in vain, and die, heart-stifled, in her dell.
Even Edison uses surprisingly macabre language when he calls his invention a "tongueless, toothless instrument" that "centuries after you have crumbled to dust will repeat again and again" every word you have said to it.
Other ghosts include a madman walking on the roof on stormy nights, some gray ladies haunting the chapel, a tongueless woman wandering across the grounds, tearing at her mouth, "Jack the Runner," a thin man racing up the drive to the castle, a woman with mournful eyes clutching at an upper window as though imprisoned, and a tall figure dressed in a long, dark cloak.
Maybe when babel fell, what was left were some brown girls dancing, making tongueless sounds, making heaven with the bottoms of feet.
Cecil's forbidden personal residence, the looming tongueless servant, Mongo, and, finally, the terrifyingly sentient scorpion-hornets.