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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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