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Definitions of silent

  1. unable to speak because of hereditary deafness
  2. indicated by necessary connotation though not expressed directly; " gave silent consent"; " a tacit agreement"; " the understood provisos of a custody agreement"
  3. failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to; " the witness remained silent"
  4. marked by absence of sound; " a silent house"; " soundless footsteps on the grass"; " the night was still"
  5. having a frequency below or above the range of human audibility; " a silent dog whistle"
  6. not made to sound; " the silent ` h' at the beginning of ` honor'"; " in French certain letters are often unsounded"
  7. ( of film) having no spoken dialogue and usually no soundtrack; " a silent movie"
  8. Free from sound or noise; absolutely still; perfectly quiet.
  9. Not speaking; indisposed to talk; speechless; mute; taciturn; not loquacious; not talkative.
  10. Keeping at rest; inactive; calm; undisturbed; as, the wind is silent.
  11. Having no effect; not operating; inefficient.
  12. That which is silent; a time of silence.
  13. Not pronounced; having no sound; quiescent; as, e is silent in fable.
  14. Saying nothing; mute; not given to speech; quiet; still; free from noise or disturbance; unexpressed; unspoken; as, a silent comment; having a share, not publicly acknowledged, in a business; as, a silent partner.
  15. Silently.
  16. Silentness.
  17. Free from noise: not speaking: habitually taciturn: still: not pronounced.
  18. Still; mute; taciturn.
  19. Noiseless; still; unspoken; not speaking; mute.
  20. Not speaking; taciturn; still; noiseless; not mentioning; calm; not acting; having no sound, as a letter.
  21. Quiet; still; habitually speaking little; not mentioning; not acting; having no sound, as a letter.
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Usage examples for silent

  1. But Daisy was silent, looking straight before her. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  2. It was as if she threw her arms about Earth, her strong silent mother, and tried to say: " Do not let me leave you, mother. – Stories from Tagore by Rabindranath Tagore
  3. Mrs. Hampton was silent for a few seconds. – Jess of the Rebel Trail by H. A. Cody
  4. Then both were silent again. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  5. I was silent, for what in truth could I say? – The Coming of the King by James Hocking
  6. She was silent for a long time after that. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  7. The Thinking Machine was silent on that point. – The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle
  8. Then, just as suddenly, he was silent. – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  9. Again they were both silent. – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  10. But it was silent now. – Pursuit by Lester del Rey
  11. She was curious to know what he was doing; why he was so silent; where he had gone. – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  12. When the girls went up to bed, Gypsy was very silent. – Gypsy's Cousin Joy by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  13. Then he was silent until his father was within three hundred yards. – On the Pampas by G. A. Henty
  14. The good lady stood silent. – Mrs. Cliff's Yacht by Frank R. Stockton
  15. For a few moments Barrington was silent. – The Light That Lures by Percy Brebner
  16. For a moment we are both silent. – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  17. Again Wyllard stood silent. – Masters of the Wheat-Lands by Harold Bindloss
  18. The rest of the inn was silent. – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham
  19. Why are you so silent, then? – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  20. All were silent at first. – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
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