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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.
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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
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(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.
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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"
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1. Lacking the power or faculty of speech:
2. Temporarily unable or unwilling to speak, as from shock or fear:
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فاقِد الصَّوْت
mállaus; òögull
sert ünsüz


[ˈvɔɪslɪs] ADJ (Ling) [consonant] → sordo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ˈvɔɪslɪs] adj (Ling) → sordo/a; (mute) → muto/a
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(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.
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References in classic literature ?
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.
If she herself should ever fall in love with a man, she, like Helen, would proclaim it from the house-tops, but as she only loved a sister she used the voiceless language of sympathy.
"I have stolen away from the crowd in the groves, Where the nude statues stand, and the leaves point and shiver At ivy-crowned Bacchus, the Queen of the Loves, Pandora and Psyche, struck voiceless forever."
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.
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.
Voiceless, the soldier sank in his tracks--stone dead.
He passed those same places once more with drooping head, voiceless, tearless, almost breathless.
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.
From the tortures of my own heart, I turned to contemplate the deep and voiceless grief of my Elizabeth.
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.
The birds, even the insects, were voiceless; the tree-tops scarcely waved.