[ UK /sˈaɪlənt/ ]
[ US /ˈsaɪɫənt/ ]
[ US /ˈsaɪɫənt/ ]
failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to
the witness remained silent
implied by or inferred from actions or statements
gave silent consent
the understood provisos of a custody agreement
a tacit agreement
having a frequency below or above the range of human audibility
a silent dog whistle
marked by absence of sound
a silent house
soundless footsteps on the grass
the night was still
- unable to speak because of hereditary deafness
not made to sound
in French certain letters are often unsounded
the silent `h' at the beginning of `honor'
How To Use silent In A Sentence
- That these are things as silently present and inarguable as iron, or night. Times, Sunday Times
- Now the word "prayer" to non-Muslim readers will evoke an image of people perhaps silently clasping their hands together, leaning forward in a pew, and either silently, to themselves, or in a quiet tone, speaking heartfeltly to God. David Horowitz Freedom Center
- It is patent that dusk found them weary and worn, plodding and wading silently "homewards," shovel on shoulder, across four or five kilos of desolate mud; falling and tripping over stagnant bodies, masses of tangled wire, bricks and jagged wood-work everywhere impeding progress. Norman Ten Hundred A Record of the 1st (Service) Bn. Royal Guernsey Light Infantry
- He gnashed his teeth together and fumed silently.
- Helen closed the door behind the man, and said a silent prayer of thanks.
- Despite the noise, they hadn't got in, and Sam offered up silent thanks to the miller who had built so well. LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR
- The car slows to a stop in front of the house and the engine falls silent.
- The shamal comes in quickly and silently, like an ocher paint roller, and can blow for several days straight, subsiding slightly at night when the air is cooler. Peace Meals
- There was a Malay steward behind each chair, and over in the corner, silent but missing nothing, the squint-faced Jingo; even he had exchanged his loin-cloth for a silver sarong, with hornbill feathers in his hair and decorating the shaft of his sumpitan* (* Blowpipe.) standing handy against the wall. Flashman's Lady
- Better to remain silent and be thought a fool that to speak and remove all doubt.