Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Making or marked by no noise. See Synonyms at still1.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Producing no noise; without noise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Making, or causing, no noise or bustle; without noise; silent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Making no noise or bustle; silent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. making no sound

Etymologies

noise +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • To and fro she went, in noiseless ministry, as the long, dreadful days wore away, with a quiet smile on her lips, and in her dark, sorrowful eyes the rapt look of a pictured saint in some dim cathedral niche.

    Further Chronicles of Avonlea

  • Her dress was of a soft kind of serge, which fell around her or swept across the rooms in noiseless yielding folds.

    Daisy

  • All the other extenders are noiseless, which is a big deal for some people. because they do PHP5, MySQL5, PostgreSQL 8, cPanel, Ruby on Rails, and SSH / Shell.

    Ed Bott's Windows Expertise

  • It started as a kind of noiseless shaking, then guffawing, on to tears, and he ended by taking out his handkerchief and blowing his big nose.

    Goodnight, Irene

  • Above me, the many constellations passed in a strange, 'noiseless' circling, Westwards.

    The House on the Borderland: Chapter 15

  • "Hundreds of incompetent decisions are made in the Kremlin and White House (government headquarters) ... in precisely this 'noiseless' fashion without public discussion or criticism," liberal politician Vladimir Ryzhkov wrote in The Moscow Times.

    Yahoo! News: Latest news headlines News Headlines | Top Stories

  • What is needed is a knowledge base for machines to look up "noiseless" information.

    ReadWriteWeb

  • "noiseless" fashion without public discussion or criticism.

    The Moscow Times

  • In the film, a series of pods whisk citizens around the city in noiseless comfort at supersonic speed.

    Roads Get Smart

  • Where birds, like watchful clocks, the noiseless date

    MAN « Unknowing

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