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.
Recent Examples on the Web Cloud-like, extra-light outerwear from Miu Miu, Givenchy and Kwaidan Editions make puffy pieces seem weightless, while standout shoes and boots from Balenciaga, Gucci and Givenchy finish things off with a bang. WSJ, 24 Sep. 2021 Proctor, an artist in her terrestrial life, will be painting in space, and is anxious to learn about the fluid dynamics of water colors in a weightless environment. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, 16 Sep. 2021 Those barely scratched the edge of space before falling back to earth after spending just a few minutes in a weightless environment and traveling about Mach 3, or three times the speed of sound. Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2021 One study involved repeating a series of movements with sensors attached to her body, to investigate how the brain controls balance and motion in a weightless environment. Emily Bobrow, WSJ, 3 Sep. 2021 An oil-free and lightweight gel, the Detox Serum purifies the complexion with a special antioxidant complex, while the Instant Smoothing Serum feartures a proprietary Tri-Hyaluronan Complex to deliver weightless, but deep moisture. Katie Chang, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 Daley, in turn, has a weightless tone that doesn’t demand too much space, and Jefferies’s production appeases them both. Sheldon Pearce, The New Yorker, 25 Aug. 2021 Everything feels weightless and changeable and the reading experience becomes grippingly anticipatory, like watching light move over water. Sam Sacks, WSJ, 20 Aug. 2021 Because the transducer is, for all intents and purposes, weightless, transient attack is instantaneous without any overhang. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 17 Aug. 2021

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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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11 Oct 2021

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“Weightless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weightless. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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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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