tongue·​less ˈtəŋ-ləs How to pronounce tongueless (audio)
: having no tongue
: lacking power of speech : mute

Examples of tongueless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The actor also played the tongueless Avox cameraman Pollux in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and 2 (2014, 2015). Helen Murphy, Peoplemag, 14 Apr. 2023 Arc’teryx, the high-end Canadian apparel company, has taken a step into footwear, and its inaugural line offers progressive features like a tongueless design and a laminated one-piece upper. Jakob Schiller, Outside Online, 14 May 2015 Designers added 20 percent more cushioning than prior generations, there’s three more millimeters of it, and the upper has a new tongueless bootie construction that makes pulling on the Triumph feel like slipping into a sock. Justin Nyberg, Outside Online, 14 May 2015 By prolonging the tongueless fish’s life, the isopod might gain enough time to mate and release her eggs. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 14 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tongueless was in the 14th century

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“Tongueless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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