[ moov-lis ]

  1. lacking movement: the still night with its moveless branches.

Origin of moveless

First recorded in 1570–80; move + -less

Other words from moveless

  • move·less·ly, adverb
  • move·less·ness, noun

Words Nearby moveless Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use moveless in a sentence

  • Then on level, all but moveless wing, he sailed away toward the horizon.

    Earth's Enigmas | Charles G. D. Roberts
  • But Mrs. Gammit in the vivid moonlight saw a fine cloud of pepper sinking downwards slowly on the moveless air.

    The Backwoodsmen | Charles G. D. Roberts
  • Alice stood misty eyed and moveless, till the steamer passed from sight.

    Port O' Gold | Louis John Stellman
  • For nearly an hour he waited, moveless, save for his ranging eyes, as the rock on which he leaned.

    In the Morning of Time | Charles G. D. Roberts
  • He went to sleep between fallen moveless pillars of a ruin older than any world that history knows.

    The Magic World | Edith Nesbit