Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Contrary to or independent of one's will.

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Usage examples "involuntary":

  1. After his first involuntary reply to me in German, the man had spoken in low, half- whispered tones. - "The Man From the Clouds", J. Storer Clouston.
  2. The last part of the sentence was involuntary. - "The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now", T. S. Arthur.
  3. Both Mrs. Poland and Amy gave a faint and involuntary cry of alarm, but Haldane's eyes were fixed on the little smiling face that he held so near to his own. - "A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century", E. P. Roe.