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silent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word silent

Definition
(adj) marked by absence of sound
Synonyms : soundless , still
Example Sentence
  • a silent house
  • soundless footsteps on the grass
  • the night was still

Definition
(adj) failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to
Synonyms : mum
Example Sentence
  • the witness remained silent

Definition
(adj) implied by or inferred from actions or statements
Synonyms : tacit , understood
Example Sentence
  • gave silent consent
  • a tacit agreement
  • the understood provisos of a custody agreement

Definition
(adj) not made to sound
Synonyms : unsounded
Example Sentence
  • the silent `h' at the beginning of `honor'
  • in French certain letters are often unsounded

Definition
(adj) having a frequency below or above the range of human audibility
Example Sentence
  • a silent dog whistle

Definition
(adj) unable to speak because of hereditary deafness
Synonyms : dumb , mute

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