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

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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 This influential film is known for its famously tense, wordless 30-minute robbery sequence. John Benson, cleveland, "‘Hope’ and ‘Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts’ top this week’s streaming movies at Cleveland Cinemas and Cinematheque," 14 Apr. 2021 The nearly wordless crowd gave the forest the air of a church instead of a zoo. Sara Dykman, Smithsonian Magazine, "Biking 10,000 Miles With Monarchs," 14 Apr. 2021 There’s something about wordless movement that feels like a balm at a time in which we have been trapped at home, tethered to our endless doom scrolls. Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: Essential Arts: Pandemic curtain begins to rise on the performing arts," 10 Apr. 2021 Healing may begin with giving wordless form to internal clamor or fog and sharing it in a breakout room. BostonGlobe.com, "Artist creates a space for healing on Zoom: ‘You’re stepping into resilience just by showing up’," 9 Apr. 2021 Maybe by season 9 there would be a wordless episode about Elias (Danny Gura) freakishly walking the aisles, or a whole episode of just customer cutaways. Darren Franich, EW.com, "The lovely Superstore series finale found the silver lining in a dark Cloud 9: Review," 26 Mar. 2021 This influential film is known for its famously tense, wordless 30-minute robbery sequence. John Benson, cleveland, "‘Her Name is Chef’ and ‘Shoplifters of the World’ top this week’s streaming movies at Cleveland Cinemas and Cinematheque," 24 Mar. 2021 Denver announced Jackson’s return with a wordless tweet. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Kareem Jackson, Denver Broncos reach new agreement," 23 Mar. 2021 The classic Tom and Jerry cartoons were engines of wordless slapstick joy: fast, clever, and fun. Bilge Ebiri, Vulture, "How Not to Make a Tom and Jerry Movie," 26 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of wordless

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wordless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wordless. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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wordless

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of wordless

: without using words : without speaking

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