wordless

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj wordless expressed without speech "a mute appeal","a silent curse","best grief is tongueless"- Emily Dickinson","the words stopped at her lips unsounded","unspoken grief","choking exasperation and wordless shame"- Thomas Wolfe"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Wordless Not using words; not speaking; silent; speechless.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • wordless Silent; speechless.
    • wordless Unexpressed in words.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Wordless (Shak.) without words, silent
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Quotations

  • Wes ''Scoop'' Nisker
    Wes ''Scoop'' Nisker
    “Poetry is the special medium of spiritual crazy wisdom, the form of expression that comes closest to creating a bridge between words and what is wordless.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. word; Goth. waurd, Ice. orth, Ger. wort; also conn. with L. verbum, a word, Gr. eirein, to speak.

Usage

In literature:

The Professor's dry, cool voice cut across our wordless, engrossed communion.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
But for the most part they went to sleep heavily and wordlessly as soon as they flung into their bunks.
"Vulcan's Workshop" by Harl Vincent
It was a wordless pantomime, the ensuing scene, and Bert watched in amazement.
"Wanderer of Infinity" by Harl Vincent
To-day he had obeyed the wordless call.
"Rim o' the World" by B. M. Bower
Almost sullenly he followed her down the road, wordless, bewildered, and despairing.
"The Plunderer" by Roy Norton
He knew it without words, and he was wordless to reply.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
Nanette clung to him wordlessly.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
The men were wordless and open-mouthed.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
For one breathless second Rawson was filled with a wordless hope.
"Two Thousand Miles Below" by Charles Willard Diffin
When the party of rescuers arrived, the charred and deserted dwellings of Colony Gardens told their wordless story.
"The Red River Colony" by Louis Aubrey Wood
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In poetry:

And most avails the prayer of love,
Which, wordless, shapes itself in needs,
And wearies Heaven for naught above
Our common needs.
"The Hermit of Thebaid" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Blind with your softly fallen hair,
I turn me from the twilight air;
And, ah, the wordless tale of love
My lips upon your lips declare!
"Ecstasy" by Clark Ashton Smith
The shadow streamed into the wall-
The wall, break-shadow in the blast;
We lingered wordless while a tall
Shade enclouded the shadow's cast.
"Shadow And Shade" by Allen Tate
I know, not as in barren thought,
But wordlessly, as the bones know,
What quenching of my brain, what numbness,
Wait in the dark grave where I go.
"Sometimes In The Middle Autumn Days" by George Orwell
I met the merry laugher on the down,
Bezide her mother, on the path to town,
An' oh! her sheäpe wer comely to the zight,
But wordless then wer she a-vound to me.
"To Me" by William Barnes
As thou didst speak I answer by my poet:
My heart as thine be open to the seer!
Truly I feel thy glory, he will show it:
My wordless musings let his song make clear.
"The Maiden's Reply To The Mountain" by Samuel John Stone

In news:

Mills stars in Synetic's wordless wonder.
What say we make some noise with a legendary cartoonist famous for his literal thousands of wordless gags in MAD Magazine.
Wordless documentary 'Samsara' is a world of wonders.
In Wordless Imagery, An Immigrant's Timeless Tale.
Virtually wordless film depicts life's cycles.
Tyondai Braxton and Wordless Music Orchestra at Library of Congress.
Wordless Wednesday – Winter, I'm Just Not That Into You.
Marta Chudolinska's Wordless Novel 'Back + Forth.
Actress Naomi Watts had to express much of her character in "The Impossible " wordlessly.
In the latest issue of SPIN, we caught up with Explosions in the Sky, the Texas-based band who've taken wordless music to unexpected heights.
Actress Naomi Watts had to express much of her character in "The Impossible" wordlessly.
Wordlessly, Washington sits in a chair, as a supporting player.
I have to say I laughed when the audiobook edition of Jerry Pinkney's famously wordless The Lion and the Mouse came into the office.
If that doesn't help, he's a Russian entertainer who became a GLOBAL SENSATION a few years ago, when a video of him singing a bizarre, wordless song on a 1976 TV show hit YouTube.
Today's Wordless Wednesday features some of the beautiful designs by Cincinnati-area company Thornton Landscape, one of the great firms listed on our LAFirmsNReviews website.
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