adjective Date: 1773 1. not eloquent or outspoken ; inarticulate 2. not musical ; discordant

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  • unvocal — “+ adjective : not eloquent or outspoken : inarticulate plight of the unvocal agricultural worker H.L.Hoskins especially : unmusical unvocal progressions M.F.Bukofzer …   Useful english dictionary

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  • silent — adj 1. soundless, quiet, still, stock still, Chiefly Literary. stilly, noiseless, hushed, inaudible, deathlike; calm, tranquil, sedate, placid, peaceful, pacific, peaceable, reposeful; unruffled, unagitated, undisturbed, untroubled; even, flat,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • John Sims Reeves — (21 October 1821 [Date thus in J. Sims Reeves, The Life of J. Sims Reeves, Written by Himself (Simpkin, Marshall Co, London 1888, p. 15). C. E. Pearce, in Sims Reeves Fifty Years of Music in England (Stanley Paul, London 1924, pp. 17 18),… …   Wikipedia

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  • mute — I adjective close lipped, closemouthed, dumb, hushed, inarticulate, incapable of speech, incommunicative, indisposed to talk, mutus, noiseless, pauciloquent, quiescent, quiet, refraining from utterance, reserved, reticent, silent, soundless,… …   Law dictionary

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