from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having or making no sound. synonym: quiet.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Incapable of being sounded or fathomed; unfathomable.
  • Having no sound; noiseless; silent; dumb.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not capable of being sounded or fathomed; unfathomable.
  • adjective Having no sound; noiseless; silent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective without sound

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

  • adjective marked by absence of sound


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  • At the first cold touch of the elder’s embrace, Serena’s form contorted in soundless agony as she felt her essence torn apart and consumed.

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  • How is the sea "soundless" in all senses of the word "sound," connoting stability, measurability, noise, or something free of flaws?

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  • There was a kind of soundless implosion and explosion centering on the woman.

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  • The adjectives are especially worth study; in the first sentence try the effect of substituting for "soundless," "quiet," or

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  • Long nights around campfires and the gestures of Pierrot to Pierrot, the language of soundless articulations, of words born of cotton glove and shadows thrown across a clearing, of fingers deformed into brown bears.

    The Clown Show

  • Always a funeral with clowns, always a clown show with mutes in white face and polka dots, with men banished beneath the ruffles and the soundless gestures of mimes.

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  • Suddenly I was drifting in a cocoon, soundless, lightless, no sharp edges or uneven surfaces.


  • But most of all, this supposedly laconic and soundless generation saw the 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education that lead to the Montgomery Bus Boycott that lead to the desegregation of Little Rock that became the fountainhead of one the most significant revolutions in America's public policy since our 18th Century independence - the Civil Rights Movement.

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  • The tiniest breeze eddied in from the garden, and I could feel its soundless tide, in and out, over my face.

    Shortcut Man

  • The tiniest breeze eddied in from the garden, and I could feel its soundless tide, in and out, over my face.

    Shortcut Man


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