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[wurd-lis] /ˈwɜrd lɪs/
speechless, silent, or mute.
not put into words; unexpressed.
Origin of wordless
1150-1200; Middle English; see word, -less
Related forms
wordlessly, adverb
wordlessness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for wordless
  • What he does do is usher us to certain epistemological precipices, unknowable dilemmas that render science wordless.
  • Little by little the rhythm of the clapping and the wordless chanting picks up.
  • Moreover, even wordless music can convey the player's emotional state.
  • Moreover, the idea that language evolved from wordless singing is an old one.
  • It's a testament to the wordless power of music to make us feel emotions.
  • The sequence is almost entirely wordless, but it is framed by music, much of it dense and dissonant.
  • It bears no exclusive relation to aesthetic experience, which is promiscuous and wordless.
  • But she does her wordless, gracious best to accommodate him.
  • Though wordless books contain little or no text, they have a real story to tell.
British Dictionary definitions for wordless


inarticulate or silent
(music) of or relating to vocal music that is not provided with an articulated text: a wordless chorus
Derived Forms
wordlessly, adverb
wordlessness, noun
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