speechless

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English specheles, from Old English sprǣċlēas(speechless; without the power of speak), from Proto-Germanic *sprēkalausaz, equivalent to speech +‎ -less. Cognate with West Frisian sprakeleas(speechless), Dutch sprakeloos(speechless), German Low German spraaklos(speechless), German sprachlos(speechless).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

speechless ‎(not comparable)

  1. not speaking; not knowing what to say; silent, especially due to surprise, amazement, etc.
    When he walked into his surprise birthday party, he was completely speechless.

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