speech·​less | \ ˈspēch-ləs How to pronounce speechless (audio) \

Definition of speechless

1 : unable to speak : dumb
2 : not speaking : silent
3 : not capable of being expressed in words

Other Words from speechless

speechlessly adverb
speechlessness noun

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Examples of speechless in a Sentence

I was speechless with shock. Your story left me speechless.
Recent Examples on the Web Kacey Musgraves is leaving fans absolutely speechless by releasing a new single, album release date, and film all in one weekend. Chaise Sanders, Country Living, 23 Aug. 2021 Avon running back Jakorion Caffey was speechless after the clock hit zero. cleveland, 9 Oct. 2021 What once felt clever now feels like the sort of exercise in corporate-entertainment brand-building that’s cynical enough to leave you speechless. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 25 May 2021 Get ready to roar, as well as to be struck speechless. Laura Manske, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2021 Choi -- who requested she only be identified by her last name -- was left speechless. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 12 Aug. 2021 There are beautiful beaches and then there are beaches that just leave you speechless. Rondel Holder, Travel + Leisure, 2 Aug. 2021 Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was speechless in his technical area. Tim Bielik, cleveland, 19 May 2021 Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was speechless in his technical area. Tim Bielik, cleveland, 19 May 2021

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First Known Use of speechless

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Speechless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speechless. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of speechless

: unable to speak because of anger, surprise, etc.


speech·​less | \ ˈspēch-ləs How to pronounce speechless (audio) \

Kids Definition of speechless

: unable to speak especially because of a strong emotion The boys were absolutely speechless with fright.— Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking

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