[ UK /sˈa‍ɪləntli/ ]
[ US /ˈsaɪɫəntɫi/ ]
  1. without speaking
    he sat mutely next to her
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How To Use silently 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.
  • 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
  • I eased the door open silently, but the Fool's preternatural awareness served him well. THE GOLDEN FOOL: BOOK TWO OF THE TAWNY MAN
  • Regina genuflected before the tabernacle and then knelt down on one of the pews, made the Sign of the Cross and began to pray silently.
  • Rue fumed silently as he hummed contentedly and she watched him closely, studying his movements and actions.
  • But the poem appears to commend long-suffering endurance and to suggest that mourners may be silently visited by Divine Grace.
  • Silently, too, they walked under the IC, past the entwined hearts, the graphic drawings, the amazing suggestions. FAMILY PICTURES
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