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soundless1

[sound-lis] /ˈsaʊnd lɪs/
adjective
1.
without sound; silent; quiet.
Origin of soundless1
1595-1605
First recorded in 1595-1605; sound1 + -less
Related forms
soundlessly, adverb
soundlessness, noun

soundless2

[sound-lis] /ˈsaʊnd lɪs/
adjective
1.
unfathomable; very deep.
Origin
First recorded in 1580-90; sound3 + -less
Related forms
soundlessly, adverb
soundlessness, 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
  • Here Paddy retired from the room, doubled in a strong but soundless convulsion.

    The O'Ruddy Stephen Crane
  • On and on, soundless; now the pursuer had the advantage over the pursued.

    The Lure of the Mask Harold MacGrath
  • A soundless gasp, a flash of dismay rocked him, but neither was his gasp nor his dismay.

    Storm Over Warlock Andre Norton
  • She had turned now and was making for the ladder with the soundless agility of her race.

  • Wyk fired his weapon, but it missed me, a soundless, dimly-white bolt.

    Wandl the Invader Raymond King Cummings
British Dictionary definitions for soundless

soundless1

/ˈsaʊndlɪs/
adjective
1.
extremely still or silent
Derived Forms
soundlessly, adverb
soundlessness, noun

soundless2

/ˈsaʊndlɪs/
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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