Meaning of SILENT in English


adj. 1 quiet, still, soundless, noiseless, tranquil, hushed, shushed, mute; calm, serene, placid, peaceful, pacific, unagitated, unruffled, untroubled, undisturbed, Literary stilly After the children left the house fell silent Not a mouse stirred in the silent city. 2 uncommunicative, mute, close-mouthed, taciturn, reticent, reserved, mum, tight-lipped, secretive Millie told me a great deal about her children but was silent on the subject of her own activities 3 unspeaking, unspoken, mute, unexpressed, tacit, understood, implicit, implied, unstated, unsaid There is a silent agreement among the islanders not to reveal where the whisky is hidden 4 inactive, non-participating, passive, quiescent, Brit sleeping Although John runs the company, he has several silent partners 5 unpronounced, unuttered, not sounded, Technical aphonic The g in sign is silent, like the k in know and the l in could

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