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  1. accompanied by or making little or no noise; silent; quiet: a noiseless step; a noiseless typewriter.
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Origin of noiseless

First recorded in 1595–1605; noise + -less
Related formsnoise·less·ly, adverbnoise·less·ness, noun


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Historical Examples

  • He slipped to the door in turn with a step so noiseless that even Jud wondered.

    Way of the Lawless

    Max Brand

  • Behind him with steps as noiseless as his own came the three men to whom he had just given the message.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • With noiseless steps lest she awake him, she began to move about the room.

    Bride of the Mistletoe

    James Lane Allen

  • As they slid along, noiseless as shadows, in the moonlight, they came upon a run-way.

    White Fang

    Jack London

  • Thereupon he slipped off and flew up the stairs with noiseless agility.


    Emile Zola

British Dictionary definitions for noiseless


  1. making little or no sound; silent
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Derived Formsnoiselessly, adverbnoiselessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for noiseless


c.1600, from noise (n.) + -less. Related: Noiselessly; noiselessness.

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