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Etymology edit

voice +‎ -less

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɔɪsləs/
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  • Hyphenation: voice‧less

Adjective edit

voiceless (not comparable)

  1. Lacking a voice, without vocal sound.
    Synonyms: inaudible, silent, unvoiced
    Antonyms: audible, vocal, voiced
    • 1994, Loreena McKennitt, The Mystic's Dream:
      A voiceless song in an ageless light / Sings at the coming dawn / Birds in flight are calling there / Where the heart moves the stones / It's there that my heart is calling / All for the love of you.
  2. (figurative) Without a vote; having no input into a decision.
  3. (phonetics, of a consonant or vowel) Spoken without vibration of the vocal cords; unvoiced, surd, breathed. Examples: [t], [s], [f], [m̥], [u̥].
    Synonym: unvoiced
    Antonym: voiced

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