Voiceless stop
Voiceless Voice"less, a. 1. Having no voice, utterance, or vote; silent; mute; dumb. [1913 Webster]

I live and die unheard, With a most voiceless thought, sheathing it as a sword. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

2. (Phon.) Not sounded with voice; as, a voiceless consonant; surd. [1913 Webster]

{Voiceless stop} (Phon.), a consonant made with no audible sound except in the transition to or from another sound; a surd mute, as p, t, k. [1913 Webster] -- {Voice"less*ly}, adv. -- {Voice"less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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