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Voicelessness   Listen

A disorder of the vocal organs that results in the loss of voice.  Synonym: aphonia.
Speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords.  Synonyms: susurration, whisper, whispering.
Having no voice in the management or control of affairs.

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"Voicelessness" Quotes from Famous Books

... doing, quite naturally and simply, describing their walk and their conversation, giving the news of Fenwick's work—bringing his sketches to show. Lord Findon would lie and listen—a little suspicious and ill at ease—sometimes a little sulky. But he let his illness and his voicelessness excuse him from grappling with her. She must, of course, please herself. If she chose, as she seemed about to choose—why, they must all make the best of it!—Marmaduke might talk as he liked. Naturally, Arthur kept away from them. Poor Arthur! ...
— Fenwick's Career • Mrs. Humphry Ward

Words linked to "Voicelessness" :   speaking, aphonia, speech production, whispering, impotency, susurration, speech disorder, powerlessness, stage whisper, speech defect, impotence, defect of speech, voiceless

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