nonspeaking nonspeaking

Definition(s):

  • (adj) not capable of or especially not involving speech or spoken lines

Usage(s):

  1. He sings with skill and excellent understanding and is really a masterful actor, and, indeed, has a reputation in Germany as a nonsinging and even nonspeaking actor.
  2. When the author dropped by during location shooting in Siena, Italy, he was written in for a nonspeaking walk-on as an archbishop.

News

  1. Dunn plays starring role, White Sox beat Reds

    Adam Dunn hit a pair of RBI singles and the Chicago White Sox beat a split squad of Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Friday. Dunn returned to the White Sox this week after attending the Academy Awards ceremony in California last weekend. He had a nonspeaking role in the Oscar-nominated ''Dallas Buyers Club.'' Dunn's first single came off Mike Leake, who was making his first spring start. Jay Bruce homered in ...
    on March 8, 2014     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Dunn plays starring role, Sox beat Reds

    Adam Dunn hit a pair of RBI singles and the White Sox beat a split squad of Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Friday.Dunn returned to the White Sox this week after attending the Academy Awards ceremony in California last weekend. He had a nonspeaking role in the Oscar-nominated “Dallas Buyers Club.”
    on March 7, 2014     Source: Daily Herald

Quotes

  • "I was not one of those talented children who starred in every production at school," said Weisz, who is 34. "In 'Alice in Wonderland,' I was cast as the Dodo - a nonspeaking part. Later, when I played Ismene in 'Antigone,' which is the...
    on Feb 25, 2006 By: Rachel Weisz Source: New York Times

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