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English definition of “stealth”


noun [U]     /stelθ/
movement that is quiet and careful in order not to be seen or heard , or secret action : These thieves operate with terrifying stealth - they can easily steal from the pockets of unsuspecting travellers . It would seem that some politicians would prefer to use financial stealth rather than legislation to produce change . The weapons had been acquired by stealth.Moving to avoid being seen stealthy     /ˈstel.θi/ adjective stealthy footsteps Moving to avoid being seen stealthily     /ˈstel.θɪ.li/ adverb Moving to avoid being seen
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