voice·​less | \ ˈvȯis-ləs How to pronounce voiceless (audio) \

Definition of voiceless

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

Other Words from voiceless

voicelessly adverb
voicelessness noun

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Examples of voiceless in a Sentence

“S” is a voiceless consonant. believes that animals deserve basic rights even though they are voiceless
Recent Examples on the Web Giving voice to those who were voiceless for generations. Robin Rose Parker, Washington Post, 19 July 2022 Vecna as the Big Bad who’s always been trying to get through the gates back into the real world is a much more compelling idea than some giant, voiceless, mindless monster. Erik Kain, Forbes, 6 July 2022 The voiceless eighty per cent of the country—the Hindus? Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 21 June 2022 Often, the trope is the same: a young brown girl is depicted as meek, nerdy, voiceless, and essentially powerless, usually against the wills and desires of her family. Katherine Singh, refinery29.com, 16 June 2022 The killer is also sentient rather than a beastly hunter—such as the Demogorgon—or a powerful but voiceless demon—like the Mind Flayer. Erik Kain, Forbes, 28 May 2022 The dream provides a dramatic metaphor for how the reserved Frances has been feeling voiceless next to her gregarious ex-girlfriend turned best friend, Bobbi. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 19 May 2022 Gray’s performance as Noah captures the physical effects of withdrawal — shivering, nausea, exhaustion — but her character is no voiceless victim. Emily Mcclanathan, chicagotribune.com, 17 Apr. 2022 And so my organization is dedicated to educating, advocating and saving the lives of these voiceless victims. Chris Willman, Variety, 16 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of voiceless

1535, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Jul 2022

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“Voiceless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voiceless. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for voiceless


voice·​less | \ ˈvȯis-ləs How to pronounce voiceless (audio) \

Kids Definition of voiceless

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


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