Definitions

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  • adv. In a quiet manner, without any noise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a noiseless manner; without noise; silently.

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

  • adv. without a sound

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Examples

  • Subconsciously he called noiselessly upon the God that had sustained him and, divided between apprehension and the increasing lust to kill, his lips held the form in which they had pronounced that impressive name.

    The Happy End

  • Both skiffs came over noiselessly from the Reindeer.

    The Cruise of the "Dazzler"

  • It turned easily; the door opened – opened, and closed again noiselessly behind her, and what do you think she saw?

    The Cuckoo Clock

  • She stole in noiselessly, so that he did not hear her, and she thought the room empty; till in passing slowly down toward the fire she came upon him in the window.

    The Wide, Wide World

  • His lips made the word noiselessly, again and again, fascinated with the sensation.

    Life at High Tide

  • It was not what I had expected; nor was Mme. Ricard, who came in noiselessly and stood before us while I was considering the wonderful moustache of the music teacher.

    Daisy

  • He could open his door noiselessly, which is an indispensable piece of knowledge for any one who may wish to listen with advantage.

    The Forty-Five Guardsmen

  • Sometimes you see me and yet you glide noiselessly away.

    A letter to … my ex-wife, as I get ready to enter my civil partnership

  • I slip into my bed, noiselessly, and curl into a ball under my pile of blankets.

    Star-City Parade

  • As the night gets deeper, they start clinging to me and I imagine ropes slipping noiselessly from under my mattress and binding me.

    Self-Portrait of Someone Else (excerpt)

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