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Meaning of speechless

speech•less

Pronunciation: (spēch'lis), [key]
— adj.
  1. temporarily deprived of speech by strong emotion, physical weakness, exhaustion, etc.: speechless with alarm.
  2. characterized by absence or loss of speech: speechless joy.
  3. lacking the faculty of speech; dumb.
  4. not expressed in speech or words: speechless compliments.
  5. refraining from speech.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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