vox faucibus haesit

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally "voice stuck in throat"

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈwoːks ˈfau̯.ki.bus ˈhae̯.sit/, [ˈwoːks ˈfau̯.kɪ.bʊs ˈhae̯.sɪt]

Phrase[edit]

vōx faucibus haesit

  1. (idiomatic) speechless; so astonished as to be unable to speak