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 Monroe was reportedly sewn into the dress for a seamless fit. NBC News, 3 May 2022 The transition has been seamless for Vo, who is an impact player for Valparaiso this season. Michael Osipoff, Chicago Tribune, 28 Apr. 2022 The path from 2021 to 2022 won't have been seamless for Vazquez, who contracted COVID-19 around the Christmas holiday. Pat Brennan, The Enquirer, 2 Feb. 2022 To protect Musgraves's chocolate-brown hair from rounds of bleach, New York City hairstylist Giovanni Delgado created the pink unit, leaving bits of dark blonde at the roots for a seamless fit. Michella Oré, Allure, 24 Nov. 2021 Irving would be a far more seamless fit on offense alongside Joel Embiid than Simmons, whose shooting limitations often cramped the Sixers' floor spacing. Bryan Toporek, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021 That change didn’t lead to instant success for the Sooners, and chances are this one won’t be seamless for the Spurs, either. Mike Finger, San Antonio Express-News, 7 Oct. 2021 Custom blinds give you the opportunity to ensure a seamless fit while choosing colors, materials, and every other detail down to the amount of light that shines through. Madison Yauger, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Aug. 2021 Each box comes with 24 press-ons to ensure a seamless nail fit, plus a cuticle stick and glue for easy and speedy application. Megan Decker,, 18 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of seamless

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 May 2022

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“Seamless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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