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

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Examples from the Web for noiselessness

Historical Examples of noiselessness

  • It had the movements of a serpent and the noiselessness of a jungle tiger.

  • The little Jap was gone with the speed and noiselessness of a mouse.

    Officer 666

    Barton W. Currie

  • No Indian who ever lived could have equaled him in swiftness and noiselessness.

  • He had sighted the sparrow-hawk, and was warily stalking her, hence the noiselessness of his approach.

    Haviland's Chum

    Bertram Mitford

  • The effort to raise it cautiously was indicated not by any noiselessness but by the long duration of the sound.

    The Tyranny of Weakness

    Charles Neville Buck

British Dictionary definitions for noiselessness



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



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

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