Definitions

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  • adj. tongue-tied; dumb

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tongue-tied; dumb.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tongue-tied; not having the power of speech.

Etymologies

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Latin elinguis, properly "deprived of the tongue"; hence, speechless; e + lingua tongue.

Examples

  • "But he was elinguid which caused him to become upset by trying to explain it all and then rough handled out the door by security staff."

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