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 seamlessly (audio) \ adverb
seamlessness \ ˈsēm-​ləs-​nəs How to pronounce seamlessness (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 However, despite a seamless transition from youth football into the first team, opportunities this season have been limited for the youngster who last started a league match for Benfica back on 30 October. Ben Church, CNN, "Tottenham's new loan signing Gedson Fernandes hoping to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo," 15 Jan. 2020 Toyota may have built the best Camry yet, and the hybrid version exemplifies the breed with seamless operation and excellent fuel economy. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "2019 Honda Accord Hybrid vs. 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid: Which Gas-Sipping Family Sedan Is Better?," 8 Jan. 2020 Supporting the foldable display is a multi-link torque hinge that Lenovo developed to make the opening and closing of the Fold as seamless as possible. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Lenovo enters the foldable PC space with new ThinkPad X1 Fold," 6 Jan. 2020 Best of all, these individual qualities work together in a seamless fashion. John B. Snow, Outdoor Life, "Best Guns of the Decade," 2 Jan. 2020 Howard and his players have made this a seamless transition, though. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan basketball vs. Louisville: Scouting report, prediction for top-5 clash," 3 Dec. 2019 Typically, Schmidt engineered a seamless transition for the coaching reins. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Schmidt leaves Irish in good place despite quarterfinal exit," 20 Oct. 2019 And although the Wolverines' 2019 class ranked higher than the Buckeyes', things are once again trending in the wrong direction, as the transition between Meyer and Day has been seamless. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "A day later, Michigan football's talent disadvantage vs. Ohio State is clear," 1 Dec. 2019 Director Ferzan Ahmed says the new system offers seamless Wi-Fi access even at service plazas in more remote areas. USA TODAY, "Poultry pardons, synthetic frogs, Freedom Rocks: News from around our 50 states," 26 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of seamless

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Seamless.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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How to pronounce seamless (audio)

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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