weight·​less | \ ˈwāt-ləs \

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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English Language Learners Definition of weightless

: having no weight or seeming to have no weight


weight·​less | \ ˈwāt-ləs \

Kids Definition of weightless

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

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