adjective Date: 15th century 1. not expressed in or accompanied by words <
a wordless picture book
2. silent, speechless <
sat wordless throughout the meeting
wordlessly adverbwordlessness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Wordless — Word less, a. Not using words; not speaking; silent; speechless. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wordless — index mute, speechless, tacit Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • wordless — [wʉrd′lis] adj. 1. without words; speechless 2. not expressed or not capable of being expressed in words wordlessly adv. wordlessness n …   English World dictionary

  • wordless — [[t]wɜ͟ː(r)dləs[/t]] 1) ADJ You say that someone is wordless when they do not say anything, especially at a time when they are expected to say something. [LITERARY] She stared back, now wordless... Here and there, husbands sit in wordless despair …   English dictionary

  • wordless — word|less [ˈwə:dləs US ˈwə:rd ] adj without using words = ↑silent ▪ a wordless prayer ▪ She threw her arms around him in wordless grief …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wordless — adjective without words; silent: a wordless prayer …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • wordless — word ► NOUN 1) a single distinct meaningful element of speech or writing, used to form sentences with others. 2) a remark or statement. 3) (a word) even the smallest amount of something spoken or written: don t believe a word. 4) (words) angry… …   English terms dictionary

  • wordless — adjective expressed without speech a mute appeal a silent curse best grief is tongueless Emily Dickinson the words stopped at her lips unsounded unspoken grief choking exasperation and wordless shame Thomas Wolfe • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wordless — wordlessly, adv. wordlessness, n. /werrd lis/, adj. 1. speechless, silent, or mute. 2. not put into words; unexpressed. [1150 1200; ME; see WORD, LESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • wordless — adjective a) Conveyed without the use of words; unspoken or unsaid. b) Unable or unwilling to speak; dumb, silent or inarticulate …   Wiktionary

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