adjective (1)
sound·​less | \ ˈsau̇n(d)-ləs How to pronounce soundless (audio) \

Definition of soundless

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: incapable of being sounded : unfathomable


adjective (2)

Definition of soundless (Entry 2 of 2)

: making no sound : silent

Other Words from soundless

Adjective (2)

soundlessly adverb

First Known Use of soundless

Adjective (1)

circa 1586, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1601, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for soundless

Adjective (1)

sound entry 6

Adjective (2)

sound entry 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about soundless

Time Traveler for soundless

Time Traveler

The first known use of soundless was circa 1586

See more words from the same year

Statistics for soundless

Cite this Entry

“Soundless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on soundless

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for soundless

Spanish Central: Translation of soundless

Nglish: Translation of soundless for Spanish Speakers

Comments on soundless

What made you want to look up soundless? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a blooming wisteria tree
  • Which is a synonym of exiguous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!