Definitions for voicelessˈvɔɪs lɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

voice•lessˈvɔɪs lɪs(adj.)

  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).

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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


  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

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