voiceless

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voice +‎ -less

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voiceless (not comparable)

  1. Lacking a voice, without vocal sound.
    • 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. (phonetics, of a consonant) Spoken without vibration of the vocal cords; unvoiced. Examples: [t], [s], [f].

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