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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 of noiseless
1595-1605
1595-1605; noise + -less
Related forms
noiselessly, adverb
noiselessness, noun
Synonyms
inaudible, soundless. See still1 .
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  • There was a key on the inside of the door which he noiselessly turned in the lock.

    The Darrow Enigma Melvin L. Severy
  • noiselessly putting down the flowers, she waited for his awakening.

    The Patrician John Galsworthy
  • Slowly withdrawing that benumbed arm, Pierre noiselessly arises from the cot.

    Oswald Langdon Carson Jay Lee
  • Follow me noiselessly, and breathe not another word for the present!

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf George W. M. Reynolds
  • Not receiving any such indication, he touched the door, which noiselessly opened, when he entered the hut.

    The Frontiersmen Gustave Aimard
  • It was probably closed as noiselessly as it was opened—his wife saw to that.

    The Rider of Waroona Firth Scott
  • He kept hovering over a certain spot, swinging off noiselessly to right or left, only to return again.

    Ways of Wood Folk William J. Long
  • Come like a thief in the night, as one might say, so quietly and noiselessly.

    The Lady From The Sea Henrik Ibsen
  • He had wandered in noiselessly, and had moved in a purblind fashion to the centre of the apartment.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • Meals will be admirably served, and you will be waited on noiselessly and graciously.

    India and the Indians Edward F. Elwin
British Dictionary definitions for noiselessly

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 noiselessly

noiseless

adj.

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

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