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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.


  1. Speechless

    Speechless is a song by American singer-songwriter Ciara. The song was written by Ciara, The-Dream, and Tricky Stewart, with the latter two producing the song as well. Taken from her fourth studio album Basic Instinct, the song serves as the second single from the album. It was released in the United States as a digital download on September 7, 2010."Speechless" is a mid-tempo R&B love song, which utilizes synthesized trumpets and horns as a backdrop. The lyrical content of the song centers around the protagonist saying they need more time to confess how perfect their significant other is. The song's accompanying music video, directed by Colin Tilley, features Ciara in a menagerie of scenes. The single had no direct promotion, and reached 76 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.


  1. speechless

    Speechless refers to being unable to speak, typically as a result of shock, surprise, or strong emotion. It describes the state of being so astounded or overwhelmed that no words can be uttered.

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. Jennifer McDonald:

    I was first speechless and just started crying.

  2. Peter Ruecker:

    I'm just speechless. I don't have any explanation for this. Knowing Andreas, this is just inconceivable for me, andreas was a very nice young man who got his training here and was a member of the club.

  3. Carsten Spohr:

    We at Lufthansa are speechless that this aircraft has been deliberately crashed by the co-pilot.

  4. John Acevedo:

    It's really surreal for us, this whole neighborhood, it's a community, crime isn't what you expect here. I'm speechless.

  5. Jacques Martin Barzun:

    If it were possible to talk to the unborn, one could never explain to them how it feels to be alive, for life is washed in the speechless real.

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