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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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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“Weightless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weightless. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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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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