voiceless

adjective voice·less \ ˈvȯis-ləs \
Updated on: 18 Mar 2018

Definition of voiceless

1 : having no voice : mute
2 : not voiced : surd
  • a voiceless consonant

voicelessly

adverb

voicelessness

noun

Examples of voiceless in a Sentence

  1. “S” is a voiceless consonant.

  2. believes that animals deserve basic rights even though they are voiceless

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First Known Use of voiceless

1535

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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VOICELESS Defined for English Language Learners

voiceless

Definition of voiceless for English Language Learners

  • : not large or powerful enough to be noticed by the government, the media, etc.

  • of a sound : made without moving your vocal cords


VOICELESS Defined for Kids

voiceless

adjective voice·less \ ˈvȯis-ləs \

Definition of voiceless for Students

1 : having no voice
2 : spoken without vibration of the vocal cords
  • the voiceless consonants \p\, \t\, and \th\

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