seam·​less | \ ˈsēm-ləs How to pronounce seamless (audio) \

Definition of seamless

1 : having no seams
2a : having no awkward transitions, interruptions, or indications of disparity a seamless fusion of beauty and intelligence— Jack Kroll et al.
b : perfect, flawless a seamless performance

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Other Words from seamless

seamlessly \ ˈsēm-​ləs-​lē How to pronounce seamless (audio) \ adverb
seamlessness \ ˈsēm-​ləs-​nəs How to pronounce seamless (audio) \ noun

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
Recent Examples on the Web The seamless concrete walls offer a modern yet seemingly industrial look to the home, while custom floor-to-ceiling windows drench it in natural light. Jakob Menendez,, "This Brutalist Rhode Island mansion is headed to auction," 9 Feb. 2021 Last month, Target expanded All in Motion's line to introduce a seamless collection to improve comfort. Nicole Norfleet, Star Tribune, "Target activewear brand generated more than $1B in sales in first year," 8 Feb. 2021 After a breakfast of lobster eggs Benedict and a fairly seamless docking, even with Izzy down, the guests depart and thank the crew for salvaging their trip. Justin Curto, Vulture, "Below Deck Recap: Sick and Tired and Drunk," 12 Jan. 2021 The Amazon bestseller’s iron frame can interlock with adjacent units for a seamless storage solution too. Give every single shoe in your house a home with this pristine shoe rack from ClosetMaid. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "35 products to organize every corner of your home," 5 Jan. 2021 Thorne used the brush to create a seamless blend between Nearly Berry, Nearly Mauve, and Nearly Rose and loved the results — but still wishes these shadows could come in a few deeper shades more suited to her skin tone. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, "Rare Beauty's Spring Collection Is a Masterclass in Makeup Minimalism," 5 Jan. 2021 Pro-Europeans lamented its failure to preserve seamless trade with Britain's biggest economic partner. Fox News, "British lawmakers approve post-Brexit trade deal with EU," 31 Dec. 2020 For a serenely seamless facade and an open-sesame effect, look for push latches. Kathryn O’shea-evans, WSJ, "The Top Interior-Design Trends for 2021," 30 Dec. 2020 The largest debate lingers over the Irish border, across which seamless travel from Northern Ireland to Ireland and vice versa is permitted. Washington Post, "The end of Brexit is finally in sight. What actually happened?," 9 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of seamless

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 Feb 2021

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“Seamless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of seamless

: having no seams
: moving from one thing to another easily and without any interruptions or problems
: perfect and having no flaws or errors

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