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English definition of “voiceless”

voiceless

adjective uk   /ˈvɔɪs.ləs/ us  
literary describes a group of people who do not have the power or the legal right to express their opinions: A committed socialist, he upheld the rights of the voiceless and the underprivileged.Powerful people and dictators specialized phonetics (of a speech sound) produced without making the vocal cords move
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(Definition of voiceless from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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