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noiseless

[noiz-lis] /ˈnɔɪz lɪs/
adjective
1.
accompanied by or making little or no noise; silent; quiet:
a noiseless step; a noiseless typewriter.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; noise + -less
Related forms
noiselessly, adverb
noiselessness, noun
Synonyms
inaudible, soundless. See still1 .
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  • Many fewer random samples are needed for the noiseless phantom, but gives much poorer results with the noisy phantom.
  • The use of paperless, noiseless, battery-operated or solar calculators is permitted.
  • Respiration may be noiseless or there may be a wheezing, rattling, or clicking sound.
British Dictionary definitions for noiseless

noiseless

/ˈnɔɪzlɪs/
adjective
1.
making little or no sound; silent
Derived Forms
noiselessly, adverb
noiselessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for noiseless
adj.

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

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