voiceless: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (vois'lis), [key]
— adj.
  1. having no voice; mute.
  2. uttering no words; silent.
  3. having an unmusical voice.
  4. unspoken; unuttered: voiceless sympathy.
  5. having no vote or right of choice.
  6. (of a speech sound) “p,” “f,” and “s” are voiceless.
    1. without voice; unvoiced; surd; aphonic (contrasted with voiced):“p,” “f,” and “s” are voiceless.
    2. uttered without phonation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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