Examples of speechless in a Sentence
I was speechless with shock.
Your story left me speechless.
Recent Examples of speechless from the Web
Rarely has Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones ever been rendered speechless.
At the close of his performance, Guardino received a standing ovation from the crowd and all four judges, leaving Cowell speechless and Melanie Brown excited.
The gyroscopic second act is performed by a speechless dancer, Oona Doherty, and Teardo’s musical choices—
The Spider-man: Homecoming actress took on her co-star Tom Holland Sunday (May 8) by laying down the jam and essentially leaving everyone speechless.
Elsea was trapped in the machine—hunched over, eyes open, conscious but speechless.
At first he was appalled and rendered speechless by her sudden appearance—now his emotion was of a suffocating nature—
Instead, I’m caught in speechless surprise, stuck re-litigating the encounter in my head.
The team was elated, and the Hytners were speechless.
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First Known Use of speechless
before 12th century
Synonymsdumb, mum, mute, muted, silent, uncommunicative, wordless
Antonymscommunicative, speaking, talking
Related Wordsinarticulate, tongue-tied; nonvocal, voiceless; dumbstruck; sulking, sulky, sullen
Near Antonymsarticulate, eloquent, fluent, voluble, well-spoken; gabby, garrulous, loquacious, talkative, talky; outspoken, unreserved, vocal; facile, glib, silver-tongued, smooth-tongued
SPEECHLESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of speechless for English Language Learners
: unable to speak because of anger, surprise, etc.
SPEECHLESS Defined for Kids
Definition of speechless for Students
- The boys were absolutely speechless with fright.
- —Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking
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