Definitions for voicelessˈvɔɪs lɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unvoiced, voiceless, surd, hard(adj)

    produced without vibration of the vocal cords

    "unvoiced consonants such as `p' and `k' and `s'"

  2. disenfranchised, disfranchised, voiceless, voteless(adj)

    deprived of the rights of citizenship especially the right to vote

    "labor was voiceless"; "disenfrenchised masses took to the streets"

  3. breathed, voiceless(adj)

    uttered without voice

    "could hardly hear her breathed plea, `Help me'"; "voiceless whispers"

  4. aphonic, voiceless(adj)

    being without sound through injury or illness and thus incapable of all but whispered speech

Wiktionary

  1. voiceless(Adjective)

    Lacking a voice, without vocal sound.

  2. voiceless(Adjective)

    Spoken without vibration of the vocal cords; unvoiced. Examples: [t], [s], [f].

Webster Dictionary

  1. Voiceless(adj)

    having no voice, utterance, or vote; silent; mute; dumb

  2. Voiceless(adj)

    not sounded with voice; as, a voiceless consonant; surd

Freebase

  1. Voicelessness

    In linguistics, voicelessness is the property of sounds being pronounced without the larynx vibrating. Phonologically, this is a type of phonation, which contrasts with other states of the larynx, but some object that the word "phonation" implies voicing, and that voicelessness is the lack of phonation. The International Phonetic Alphabet has distinct letters for many voiceless and modally voiced pairs of consonants, such as. In addition, there are diacritics for voicelessness, U+0325 ̥ combining ring below and U+030A ̊ combining ring above, which is used for letters with a descender. Diacritics are typically used with letters for prototypically voiced sounds, such as vowels and sonorant consonants.


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