Meaning of “voiceless” in the English Dictionary

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"voiceless" in British English

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uk /ˈvɔɪs.ləs/ us /ˈvɔɪs.ləs/

literary If a group of people is voiceless, it does not have the power or the legal right to express their opinions:

He spent his life fighting for the rights of the voiceless and the underprivileged.

specialized phonetics (of a speech sound) produced without making the vocal cords move


(Definition of “voiceless” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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