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soundless1

[sound-lis]
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adjective
  1. without sound; silent; quiet.
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Origin of soundless1

First recorded in 1595–1605; sound1 + -less
Related formssound·less·ly, adverbsound·less·ness, noun

soundless2

[sound-lis]
adjective
  1. unfathomable; very deep.
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Origin of soundless2

First recorded in 1580–90; sound3 + -less
Related formssound·less·ly, adverbsound·less·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for soundless

Historical Examples

  • Then these fell into place, and he was invisible, and soundless as well.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • Their approach over the thickly carpeted floor was soundless.

    A Nest of Spies

    Pierre Souvestre

  • He executed the most intricate passages, yet the wind in the room was soundless.

    Melomaniacs

    James Huneker

  • He found himself in profound accord with this blind and soundless peace.

    The Rescue

    Joseph Conrad

  • And the house itself below me and above me was soundless, perfectly still.

    The Arrow of Gold

    Joseph Conrad


British Dictionary definitions for soundless

soundless1

adjective
  1. extremely still or silent
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Derived Formssoundlessly, adverbsoundlessness, noun

soundless2

adjective
  1. mainly poetic extremely deep
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Word Origin and History for soundless

adj.

c.1600 from sound (n.1) + -less. Related: Soundlessly; soundlessness.

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