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

Origin of noiseless

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

Synonyms for noiseless

Synonym study

See still1. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for noiseless

Historical Examples of noiseless

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

  • 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



making little or no sound; silent
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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