Definition of words fail someone
- He wanted to express his appreciation for all they had done, but words failed him.
: a speech sound or series of speech sounds that symbolizes and communicates a meaning usually without being divisible into smaller units capable of independent use
: the entire set of linguistic forms produced by combining a single base with various inflectional elements without change in the part of speech elements
: a written or printed character or combination of characters representing a spoken word
: to express in words : phrase
: to lose strength : weaken
: to fade or die away
: to stop functioning normally
: a failure (as by a security dealer) to deliver or receive securities within a prescribed period after purchase or sale
: some person : somebody
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