weight·​less ˈwāt-ləs How to pronounce weightless (audio)
: having little weight : lacking apparent gravitational pull
weightlessly adverb
weightlessness noun

Example Sentences

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

First Known Use

circa 1547, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of weightless was circa 1547

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“Weightless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weightless. Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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weight·​less ˈwāt-ləs How to pronounce weightless (audio)
: having little weight : lacking apparent gravitational pull
weightlessness noun

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