seam·​less ˈsēm-ləs How to pronounce seamless (audio)
: having no seams
: having no awkward transitions, interruptions, or indications of disparity
a seamless fusion of beauty and intelligenceJack Kroll et al.
: perfect, flawless
a seamless performance
seamlessly adverb
seamlessness noun

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Figurative Meanings of Seamless

Seamless came into the English language in the fifteenth century with a fairly literal meaning: “having no seams” (seam itself signifying “the joining of two pieces (as of cloth or leather) by sewing usually near the edge”). Throughout much of the word’s early history, expecially in the seventeenth century, it was employed by writers to refer to the “seamless coat (or garment)" of Jesus Christ. In modern use, the word usually has the figurative sense “without flaws” or "without interruption" rather than “without seams.”

Examples of seamless in a Sentence

The transitions from scene to scene were seamless. a seamless transfer of power
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of seamless was in the 15th century

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“Seamless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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