voiceless stop


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Voiceless \Voice"less\, a.
   1. Having no voice, utterance, or vote; silent; mute; dumb.
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            I live and die unheard,
            With a most voiceless thought, sheathing it as a
            sword.                                --Byron.
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   2. (Phon.) Not sounded with voice; as, a voiceless consonant;
      surd.
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   Voiceless stop (Phon.), a consonant made with no audible
      sound except in the transition to or from another sound; a
      surd mute, as p, t, k.
      [1913 Webster] -- Voice"less*ly, adv. --
      Voice"less*ness, n.
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