weight·​less | \ ˈwāt-ləs How to pronounce weightless (audio) \

Definition of weightless

: having little weight : lacking apparent gravitational pull

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Other Words from weightless

weightlessly adverb
weightlessness noun

Examples of weightless in a Sentence

a light fabric that feels almost weightless She floated in the pool, weightless.

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The blush color and lightweight fabric made the large dress seem weightless on Lana, making her first appearance at the Met Gala a success. Gianluca Russo, Teen Vogue, "Lana Condor's 2019 Met Gala Dress Was So Big She Lost Her Phone In It," 7 May 2019 There’s too much weight and content in the truth, as opposed to the kind of cotton-candy, weightless, pointless destruction, breakup thing that sells tabloids. Harper's BAZAAR, "Julia Roberts and Oprah Get Real About Facing Fears, Living Dreams, and the Magic of Getting Older," 11 Oct. 2018 Both are also silicone-free, which help with that weightless feel. Sarah Kinonen, Allure, "Apothecare Essentials The Booster Shampoo Gave My Fine, Flat Hair Major Volume," 18 May 2018 After the rocket stops accelerating and microgravity sets in, the passengers will feel weightless. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "SpaceX’s Moon loop will affect passengers’ health — here’s how," 18 Sep. 2018 Trick of the trade: Hayes relies on Shu Uemura's Sheer Lacquer Finishing Spray for a weightless hold. Jamie Rosen, Town & Country, "Prep Squad: Bridal Hair & Makeup," 20 Nov. 2013 Think of the heightened magical realism of A Little Princess, the extraordinary long takes in the painfully relevant Children of Men, or the weightless vertigo feeling of watching Gravity. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Roma, from celebrated director Alfonso Cuarón, is one of the year’s best movies," 20 Nov. 2018 The line offers three options: weightless cotton, airy linen, and our editor's pick: cool supima. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How to Build Your Best Bed Ever," 26 Oct. 2018 His first piece of advice is to choose a red lipstick formula that feels weightless. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Get Over Your Fear of Wearing Red Lipstick," 24 July 2018

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First Known Use of weightless

circa 1547, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of weightless was circa 1547

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English Language Learners Definition of weightless

: having no weight or seeming to have no weight


weight·​less | \ ˈwāt-ləs How to pronounce weightless (audio) \

Kids Definition of weightless

1 : having little or no weight
2 : not affected by gravity

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