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Definition of "speechless" []

  • Lacking the faculty of speech. (adjective)
  • Temporarily unable to speak, as through astonishment. (adjective)
  • Refraining from speech; silent. (adjective)
  • Unexpressed or inexpressible in words: speechless admiration. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "speechless" in a sentence
  • "The stone walls and wooden elements of the house are impressive design elements, but what can really leave one speechless is the natural environment."
  • "And speechless is not the right word either, because he ends up saying one word."
  • "But Dick hushed him with a warning glance directed toward Oh Dear who still held the bronze spurs in speechless helplessness."