Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not syllabled; not articulated, uttered, or pronounced; not divided into syllables.

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  • adj. not articulated in syllables

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Examples

  • Then ensued a wild and terrible commingling of unsyllabled sounds, so unearthly that it is not in the power of language to fitly describe them.

    Hygienic Physiology : with Special Reference to the Use of Alcoholic Drinks and Narcotics

  • Fit names are not given, but grow; and we believe there is not a spot in the land, possessing any attractiveness, but has its name ready fitted to it, waiting unsyllabled in the air above it for the right sponsor to speak it into life.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 30, April, 1860

  • And the mountains smiled not, neither wept, but gravely and kindly folded over, about, behind, the gray mantle of the caƱon walls, and locked fast doors of adamant against all following, and swept a pitying hand of shadow, and breathed that wondrous unsyllabled voice of comfort which any mountain-goer knows.

    The Singing Mouse Stories

  • Some heretics there are in the city, who say thy merit is but a trick of song shared by thee in common with the birds, .. who truly seem to take no pride in the particular sweetness of their unsyllabled language, .. but thou thyself art better instructed, and who shall blame thee for the veneration with which thou dost daily contemplate thine own intellectual powers?

    Ardath

  • Jerry swung from the adjacent oak, turning here and there the unseeing orbs in unsyllabled prayer for the common

    A Fool's Errand. By One of the Fools

  • Bel was hardly equal yet to five-minute Crambo; and besides, she was doing her best; trying to put something clearly into syllables that said itself, unsyllabled, to her.

    The Other Girls

  • Like the more recent Madawaska war in Maine, the great Chepatchet demonstration in Rhode Island, and the "Sauk fuss" of Wisconsin, it remains to this day "unsyllabled, unsung;" and the fast-fading memory of age alone preserves the unwritten history of the great Ipswich fright.

    The Complete Works of Whittier

  • The voice sunk into a faint whisper whose sounds were unsyllabled -- an occasional murmur escaped them once after, in which the name of his niece was again heard; exhibiting, at the last, the affection, however latent, which he entertained in reality for the orphan trust of his brother.

    Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia

  • From the day when two hairy-naked or fig-leaved Human Figures began, as uncomfortable dummies, anxious no longer to be dumb, but to impart themselves to one another; and endeavoured, with gaspings, gesturings, with unsyllabled cries, with painful pantomime and interjections, in a very unsuccessful manner, -- up to the writing of this present copyright

    Past and Present Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works, Vol. XIII.

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