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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.


1. without a voice; mute
2. not articulated: voiceless misery.
3. (Music, other) lacking a musical voice
4. silent
5. without the power or right to express an opinion
6. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics articulated without accompanying vibration of the vocal cords: in English (p) is a voiceless consonant.
ˈvoicelessly adv
ˈvoicelessness n


(ˈvɔɪs lɪs)

1. having no voice; mute.
2. uttering no words; silent.
3. having an unmusical voice.
4. unspoken; unuttered.
5. having no vote or right of choice.
6. (of a speech sound) pronounced without vibration of the vocal cords, as the consonants (p), (f), and (s).
voice′less•ly, adv.
voice′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.voiceless - produced without vibration of the vocal cords; "unvoiced consonants such as `p' and `k' and `s'"
2.voiceless - deprived of the rights of citizenship especially the right to vote; "labor was voiceless"; "disenfrenchised masses took to the streets"
3.voiceless - uttered without voicevoiceless - uttered without voice; "could hardly hear her breathed plea, `Help me'"; "voiceless whispers"
inaudible, unhearable - impossible to hear; imperceptible by the ear; "an inaudible conversation"
4.voiceless - being without sound through injury or illness and thus incapable of all but whispered speech
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"


1. Lacking the power or faculty of speech:
2. Temporarily unable or unwilling to speak, as from shock or fear:
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sert ünsüz


[ˈvɔɪslɪs] ADJ (Ling) [consonant] → sordo


[ˈvɔɪslɪs] adj (Ling) → sordo/a; (mute) → muto/a


(vois) noun
1. the sounds from the mouth made in speaking or singing. He has a very deep voice; He spoke in a quiet/loud/angry/kind voice.
2. the voice regarded as the means of expressing opinion. The voice of the people should not be ignored; the voice of reason/conscience.
1. to express (feelings etc). He voiced the discontent of the whole group.
2. to produce the sound of (especially a consonant) with a vibration of the vocal cords as well as with the breath. `Th' should be voiced in `this' but not in `think'.
voiced adjective
(negative unvoiced).
ˈvoiceless adjective
voice mail noun
a system that stores telephone messages for subscribers to this service.
be in good voice
to have one's voice in good condition for singing or speaking. The choir was in good voice tonight.
lose one's voice
to be unable to speak eg because of having a cold, sore throat etc. When I had 'flu I lost my voice for three days.
raise one's voice
to speak more loudly than normal especially in anger. I don't want to have to raise my voice to you again.
References in classic literature ?
There was a voiceless interval of some duration now, in which no sounds were heard but the beating of the rain upon the panes, the sighing and complaining of the winds, and now and then a muffled sob from Roxana.
Months of voiceless agony, and then a child born in pain.
Now slow The plectrum led to prayer the cloistered chords, Now loudly with the crash of falling rain, Now soft as the leaf whispering of words, Now loud and soft together as the long Patter of pearls and seed-pearls on a dish Of marble; liquid now as from the bush Warbles the mango bird; meandering Now as the streamlet seawards; voiceless now As the wild torrent in the strangling arms Of her ice-lover, lying motionless, Lulled in a passion far too deep for sound.
She is a fascinating little woman," I continued in voiceless soliloquy; "her image forms a pleasant picture in memory; I know she is not what the world calls pretty--no matter, there is harmony in her aspect, and I like it; her brown hair, her blue eye, the freshness of her cheek, the whiteness of her neck, all suit my taste.
To me, at least, the presence -- not of human life only, but of life in any other form than that of the green things which grow upon the soil and are voiceless -- is a stain upon the landscape -- is at war with the genius of the scene.
Dr Orion Hood paused for one instant on the doormat and drank in the whole scene of voiceless violence.
I lay upon a close-cropped sward of red grasslike vegetation, and about me stretched a grove of strange and beautiful trees, covered with huge and gorgeous blossoms and filled with brilliant, voiceless birds.
He passed those same places once more with drooping head, voiceless, tearless, almost breathless.
But though I do not recognize any jurisdiction over myself, still I know that I shall be judged, when I am nothing but a voiceless lump of clay; therefore I do not wish to go before I have left a word of reply--the reply of a free man--not one forced to justify himself--oh no
His was the suffering of the dumb brute--mute; but though voiceless no less poignant.
The discarded clothing of the Prince he wrapped about a huge stone torn from the disintegrating masonry of the river wall, and consigned the bundle to the voiceless river.
I easily and gently laid him on his back, in a voiceless and half-suffocated state--throwing myself right over him, to keep his legs quiet.