wordless

adjective
word·​less | \ ˈwərd-ləs How to pronounce wordless (audio) \

Definition of wordless

1 : not expressed in or accompanied by words a wordless picture book
2 : silent, speechless sat wordless throughout the meeting

Other Words from wordless

wordlessly adverb
wordlessness noun

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Examples of wordless in a Sentence

he stood wordless before his accusers a wordless fondness for each other
Recent Examples on the Web But, Arrow's Nathan Mitchell plays him with a wordless stoicism that is cool and bone-chilling. Keith Nelson, Men's Health, 3 June 2022 David Loy, legal director of the First Amendment Coalition, said courts, and neighbors, can usually tell the difference between free expression and disruptive or dangerous noise, even when the sound is wordless. Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Mar. 2022 One of the most moving scenes is largely wordless: During a long drive, Cal tells his sister about the car crash that killed his mother two years ago. Pat Padua, Washington Post, 16 May 2022 Happening is most effective in its wordless sequences, when the audience can stay absorbed in the intense physicality of Anne’s predicament, the all-consuming anxiety that drains her intellectual and emotional energies. Lidija Haas, The New Republic, 12 May 2022 The surgeon joined me, accompanied by a wordless young female assistant with immaculate makeup. New York Times, 10 May 2022 For some, walking 24,000 miles in wordless silence is the route to enlightenment. Peter Debruge, Variety, 6 May 2022 Indeed, Better Call Saul regularly says more in a single wordless sequence than many scriptwriters manage across an entire season. Jon O'brien, The Week, 18 Apr. 2022 Then L’Rain’s voice, hummed and ethereal, repeating a short, wordless melody. New York Times, 14 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of wordless

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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wordle

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Last Updated

17 Jun 2022

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“Wordless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wordless. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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