Our clap is quiet if not silent

We are small, soft and pliant

Always little or no space between

Before your eyes but rarely seen

What are we?

  • $\begingroup$ Great riddle! $(+1)$ $\color{darkorange}{\bigstar}$ $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Commented Aug 18, 2018 at 7:46

2 Answers 2


Eyelids. We can't hear when we blink, they are soft and pliant and has little or no spaces between them when they are closed, "before our eyes" but we can't really see them.

  • $\begingroup$ Technically the answer I was going for... really unsure what to accept as I still feel this is a better fit but they're virtually the same and I can't say they don't both work. @Eutherpy you got in there first but would you mind me robbing the accept for Vivek here? I'll owe you a shiny +1 $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 17, 2018 at 12:29
  • $\begingroup$ I also thought @Eutherpy was right? But then he answered 'eyelashes' which means hairs that grows on the edge of the eyelids. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 17, 2018 at 15:08
  • $\begingroup$ @BrentHackers I think you marked "eyelashes" as the correct answer by mistake $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 17, 2018 at 15:11
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    $\begingroup$ @VivecParekh not by mistake. See my comments. With Eutherpy being so close as to basically give away the answer I initially marked them correct and commented hoping that they'd update. Seemed fair. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 17, 2018 at 15:29

We are probably

eyelashes? We can't hear them when we blink,they are soft and pliant, with little spaces between them, "before our eyes" but we can't really see them.

  • $\begingroup$ I was thinking of rot13(rlryvqf) but obviously you're close enough that I'll have to mark accepted. +1 $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 17, 2018 at 11:13

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