What does speechless mean?

Definitions for speechless
ˈspitʃ lɪsspeech·less

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. speechless, dumbadjective

    temporarily incapable of speaking

    "struck dumb"; "speechless with shock"


  1. speechlessadjective

    not speaking; not knowing what to say; silent, especially due to surprise, amazement, etc.

    When he walked into his surprise birthday party, he was completely speechless.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Speechlessadjective

    Etymology: from speech.

    He fell down, foam’d at mouth, and was speechless. William Shakespeare.

    The great god Pan hath broken his pipes, and Apollo’s priests are become speechless. Walter Raleigh.

    A single vision transports them: it finds them in the eagerness and height of their devotion; they are speechless for the time that it continues, and prostrate when it departs. Dryden.

    Speechless with wonder, and half dead with fear. Addison.

    I kneel’d before him;
    ’Twas very faintly he said rise: dismiss’d me
    Thus, with his speechless hand. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    From her eyes
    I did receive fair speechless messages. William Shakespeare.

    He that never hears a word spoken, it is no wonder he remain speechless; as any one must do, who from an infant should be bred up among mutes. William Holder, Elements of Speech.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Speechlessadjective

    destitute or deprived of the faculty of speech

  2. Speechlessadjective

    not speaking for a time; dumb; mute; silent


  1. Speechless

    Speechless is the ninth studio album from Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman. It was released on June 15, 1999, by Sparrow Records. It has been certified Platinum as of November 27, 2000, by the RIAA. Chapman received the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album and Dove Awards for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year. The album also charted more #1 hits on Christian contemporary radio than any other of Chapman's albums: "The Change," "Fingerprints of God," "The Invitation," "Great Expectations," "Be Still And Know," "Dive," and the title song. The album is considered one of Chapman's greater works by many, and is recognized by many as being one of the best Christian albums of all time. The concert tour in support of "Speechless" featured longtime friend and co-writer Geoff Moore.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of speechless in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of speechless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of speechless in a Sentence

  1. Kat Bozeman:

    What do you say in these circumstances? You want to ask so many things, but then you know that's not what she needs. You're speechless.

  2. Haruna Yukawa:

    I am left speechless, we strongly and totally criticize such acts.

  3. The Kyiv mayor:

    The behavior of the German government leaves me speechless, the defense ministry apparently hasn't realized that we are confronted with perfectly equipped Russian forces that can start another invasion of Ukraine at any time.

  4. Cara Erdreich:

    I was speechless, I mean I never could have envisioned something like this happening to me, let alone for something I did, i'm not really one for the spotlight, but this has been a truly incredible experience. I feel very fortunate, and I am endlessly appreciative to my colleagues, students, administrators, community members, and my wife that really helped make all of the PPE in the thick of the pandemic, and even more so for the frontline workers we were making the PPE for.

  5. Todd Piro:

    It's an experience I'll never forget, i'm speechless, and that is rare.

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