soundless

1
[sound-lis]
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Origin of soundless

1
First recorded in 1595–1605; sound1 + -less
Related formssound·less·ly, adverbsound·less·ness, noun

soundless

2
[sound-lis]
adjective
  1. unfathomable; very deep.

Origin of soundless

2
First recorded in 1580–90; sound3 + -less
Related formssound·less·ly, adverbsound·less·ness, noun
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Related Words for soundless

mum, noiseless, quiet, silent, still

Examples from the Web for soundless

Historical Examples of soundless

  • Then these fell into place, and he was invisible, and soundless as well.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • Their approach over the thickly carpeted floor was soundless.

    A Nest of Spies

    Pierre Souvestre

  • He executed the most intricate passages, yet the wind in the room was soundless.

    Melomaniacs

    James Huneker

  • He found himself in profound accord with this blind and soundless peace.

    The Rescue

    Joseph Conrad

  • And the house itself below me and above me was soundless, perfectly still.

    The Arrow of Gold

    Joseph Conrad


British Dictionary definitions for soundless

soundless

1
adjective
  1. extremely still or silent
Derived Formssoundlessly, adverbsoundlessness, noun

soundless

2
adjective
  1. mainly poetic extremely deep
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Word Origin and History for soundless
adj.

c.1600 from sound (n.1) + -less. Related: Soundlessly; soundlessness.

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