[ UK /sˈa‍ɪlənts/ ]
  1. a movie without a soundtrack
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How To Use silents In A Sentence

  • His brisk What Happens Next recounts the history of American screenwriting from the silents to 2005, but its cynosure is the studio era, a period he writes about with romanticism and passion. Toiling in the Dream Factory
  • The standard of some of the silents, both those newly produced and some of the older titles submited, was higher than I'd expected. The Bioscope
  • Like most films of its day, Little Caesar reflects the awkward transition from the era of silents to the new age of talkies.
  • There were several silents, several early talkies and 15 other films between 1935-49 about Louis Vance's Michael Lanyard, the jewel thief-turned hero.
  • The ubiquitous Tully Marshall plays the grizzled sidekick role, showing much more range as an actor in talkies than he had in silents.
  • Chaplin, with his unique popularity, was able to stretch his transition from silents to talkies over a decade and completed one successful talking film, The Great Dictator.
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