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noiseless

[noiz-lis]
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adjective
  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

Synonyms

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inaudible, soundless.

Synonym study

See still1.
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Examples from the Web for noiselessly

Historical Examples

  • He moved with alert assurance, lithely balanced on the balls of his feet, noiselessly.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • He slipped into the house as noiselessly as his four soft feet could carry him.

    The Little Colonel

    Annie Fellows Johnston

  • We noiselessly cocked our weapons and Charlotte and I each sank to one knee.

    The Cavalier

    George Washington Cable

  • Everything was done so quickly, so noiselessly, that not a soul in the house could have heard.

  • I ought to have retreated as noiselessly as I came in, before my presence was detected.


British Dictionary definitions for noiselessly

noiseless

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

noiseless

adj.

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

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