(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. aphonic, mute, dumb. See silence, taciturnity. Ant., talkative.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. aphonic, inarticulate, voiceless, mum; see dumb 1 , mute 1 .
See Synonym Study at dumb .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
tongue-tied, at a loss for words, mute, struck dumb, inarticulate, aphonic, aphasic, voiceless, silent, *choked up.
ANT.: loquacious, talkative, *motor-mouthed, voluble
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Lacking the power or faculty of speech: aphonic, dumb, inarticulate, mute, voiceless. See WORDS. 2. Temporarily unable or unwilling to speak, as from shock or fear: dumb, inarticulate, mum, mute, silent, voiceless, wordless. See WORDS.

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