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

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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

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The first known use of soundless was circa 1586

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