tongueless

adjective
tongue·​less | \ ˈtəŋ-ləs How to pronounce tongueless (audio) \

Definition of tongueless

1 : having no tongue
2 : lacking power of speech : mute

First Known Use of tongueless

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Tongueless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tongueless. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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