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[seem-lis] /ˈsim lɪs/
having no seams:
seamless stockings.
smoothly continuous or uniform in quality; combined in an inconspicuous way:
a seamless blend of art and entertainment.
Origin of seamless
First recorded in 1475-85; seam + -less
Related forms
seamlessly, adverb
seamlessness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She was clothed in a seamless garment of one piece, in colour like the dust of the roads.

    Balthasar Anatole France
  • You carry your gifts of the passage woven into the seamless Robe of your being.

    The Hive

    Will Levington Comfort
  • Water-tight, seamless hose was made in Bethnal Green in 1720.

    Ten Thousand Wonderful Things Edmund Fillingham King
  • We just want to see what a seamless garment looks like, anyway.

    The Leatherwood God William Dean Howells
  • Tanaquil is credited with the first invention of the seamless coat or cassock.

    Needlework As Art Marian Alford
British Dictionary definitions for seamless


(of a garment) having no seams
continuous or flowing: seamless output, a seamless performance
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for seamless

late 15c., from seam + -less. Figurative sense of "whole, integrated" is attested from 1862. Related: Seamlessly; seamlessness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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