Definition of at a loss for wordschiefly US
- I was so surprised to see her that I was at a loss for words.
: destruction, ruin
: the act of losing possession : deprivation
: the harm or privation resulting from loss or separation
: a speech sound or series of speech sounds that symbolizes and communicates a meaning usually without being divisible into smaller units capable of independent use
: the entire set of linguistic forms produced by combining a single base with various inflectional elements without change in the part of speech elements
: a written or printed character or combination of characters representing a spoken word
: to express in words : phrase
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