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voiceless

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adjective voice·less \-ləs\

Simple Definition of voiceless

  • : not large or powerful enough to be noticed by the government, the media, etc.

  • of a sound : made without moving your vocal cords

Full Definition of voiceless

  1. 1 :  having no voice :  mute

  2. 2 :  not voiced :  surd <a voiceless consonant>

voice·less·ly adverb
voice·less·ness noun

Examples of voiceless

  1. S is a voiceless consonant.

  2. <believes that animals deserve basic rights even though they are voiceless>



1535

First Known Use of voiceless

1535


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