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

But the move from Mac Court to Matthew Knight was seamless., "When the new Hayward Field finally opens for business, will Eugene still be Track Town?," 4 June 2019 The public rollout surrounding his arrival was pretty seamless—from the Instagram announcement and Prince Harry's sweet update to the quick photo shoot that included Markle's first public statements as a new mom. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "The Royal Family Accidentally Introduced Archie as Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Son," 9 May 2019 Its clever direct-drive gearbox and arrangement of motors and clutches help propel the car partially, or solely, on electrons, and the integration of all the pieces is seamless. Car and Driver, "2019 10Best Cars," 28 Nov. 2018 From Hanky Panky's classic low rise to ThirdLove's seamless stretch thong that goes up to a 3X, here are the nine most comfortable thongs Glamour editors swear by. 1. Tara Gonzalez, Glamour, "The World's Most Comfortable Thongs, According to Glamour Editors," 4 Apr. 2019 Pay particular attention to its veining—and where those veins end—to create a seamless look throughout your kitchen. Kelly Dawson, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know About Having a Marble Countertop," 5 Feb. 2019 The company now says that Mr. Frissora has agreed to stay in the role until April 30 to support a seamless transition. Aisha Al-muslim, WSJ, "Departing Caesars CEO to Stay Longer, as Revenue Increases," 21 Feb. 2019 The whole space has an open, flowing layout, to encourage seamless wandering. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "A First Look at the Faena Bazaar, Miami Beach’s New Design Destination," 3 Dec. 2018 There are a few tricks to make this design choice look seamless. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "3 Design "Rules" You Don't Need To Follow Anymore," 15 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of seamless

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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