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[noiz-lis] /ˈnɔɪz lɪs/
accompanied by or making little or no noise; silent; quiet:
a noiseless step; a noiseless typewriter.
Origin of noiseless
1595-1605; noise + -less
Related forms
noiselessly, adverb
noiselessness, noun
inaudible, soundless. See still1 . Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for noiseless
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  • This afternoon she lay partially dressed on the cot while Andy was plying his noiseless way about the kitchen.

    The Secret of the Storm Country Grace Miller White
  • He slipped to the door in turn with a step so noiseless that even Jud wondered.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • With noiseless steps he walked to the door of the Father's room and listened again.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • 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
  • How noiseless falls the foot of timeThat only treads on flowers.

    The Little Colonel's Chum: Mary Ware Annie Fellows Johnston
  • With noiseless steps lest she awake him, she began to move about the room.

    Bride of the Mistletoe James Lane Allen
  • This condition of noiseless, quiet love is that, above all, which God blesses and smiles upon.

  • As they slid along, noiseless as shadows, in the moonlight, they came upon a run-way.

    White Fang Jack London
  • Laurie drew a long, noiseless breath, steadying himself with clenched hands.

    The Necromancers Robert Hugh Benson
  • Thereupon he slipped off and flew up the stairs with noiseless agility.

    Fruitfulness Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for noiseless


making little or no sound; silent
Derived Forms
noiselessly, adverb
noiselessness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for noiseless

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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