What does voicelessness mean?

Definitions for voicelessness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aphonia, voicelessness(noun)

    a disorder of the vocal organs that results in the loss of voice

  2. whisper, whispering, susurration, voicelessness(noun)

    speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords

  3. voicelessness(noun)

    having no voice in the management or control of affairs

    "the voicelessness of those who live in situations of hopelessness"


  1. voicelessness(Noun)

    The condition of being voiceless


  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, ⟨ ⟩ and ⟨ ⟩, which is used for letters with a descender. Diacritics are typically used with letters for prototypically voiced sounds, such as vowels and sonorant consonants.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of voicelessness in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of voicelessness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Henry Bromel:

    After my recent brush with voicelessness, I thought I'd share with you a few thoughts about speech. Don't take it lightly my friends. If music is the pathway to the heart as Voltaire suggested, then speech is the pathway to other people. Live in silence and you live alone.

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