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.

Derived words:
wordlessly ADV ADV with v

Gil downed his food wordlessly, his attention far away.

2) ADJ: usu ADJ n If someone makes a wordless sound, they make a sound that does not seem to contain any words. [LITERARY]

...a wordless chant...

He shrieked a long, wordless cry.

English dictionary. 2008.

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