silent, soundless, stilladjective
marked by absence of sound
"a silent house"; "soundless footsteps on the grass"; "the night was still"
failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to
"the witness remained silent"
silent, tacit, understoodadjective
implied by or inferred from actions or statements
"gave silent consent"; "a tacit agreement"; "the understood provisos of a custody agreement"
not made to sound
"the silent `h' at the beginning of `honor'"; "in French certain letters are often unsounded"
having a frequency below or above the range of human audibility
"a silent dog whistle"
dumb, mute, silentadjective
unable to speak because of hereditary deafness
That which is silent; a time of silence.
A silent movie
Free from sound or noise; absolutely still; perfectly quiet.
Not speaking; indisposed to talk; speechless; mute; taciturn; not loquacious; not talkative.
Keeping at rest; inactive; calm; undisturbed; as, the wind is silent. Parnell. Sir W. Raleigh.
Not pronounced; having no sound; quiescent; as, "e is silent in fable."
Having no effect; not operating; inefficient.
Without audio capability.
The Magnavox Odyssey was a silent console.
Hidden, unseen, as a silent voter or silent partner.
free from sound or noise; absolutely still; perfectly quiet
not speaking; indisposed to talk; speechless; mute; taciturn; not loquacious; not talkative
keeping at rest; inactive; calm; undisturbed; as, the wind is silent
not pronounced; having no sound; quiescent; as, e is silent in "fable."
having no effect; not operating; inefficient
that which is silent; a time of silence
Silent were a Brazilian arena rock band from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Rank popularity for the word 'silent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2626
Rank popularity for the word 'silent' in Adjectives Frequency: #357
The numerical value of silent in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of silent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
I was n’t deliberately silent. I did n’t know. I don’t tacitly approve of rape. I did n’t know. I don’t like young women being assaulted. I did n’t know this was happening.
Have you ever felt a desert-like lonliness, facing all the lions, hyenas and snakes of your imagination, with no weapon, no partner, nothing but silent, ugly, harmful aloe vera plants all around you? Giving up will only means death, while fighting, means death too..
This is injustice against the most vulnerable people on this planet : little children, and we can't stay silent.
Almost as soon as Carolyn [Christov-Bakargiev] showed me these images of this atelier, I immediately understood that also, as a city, it was these Armenian fingers and hands that were creating these motifs on the building that were bearing silent witness to the trauma in the past 100 years. And it was almost like this architectural seance, where these citizens that were forcibly forgotten, were able to come back in.
There is a wide difference between speaking to deceive, and being silent to be impenetrable.
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- маўча́ць, ці́хіBelarusian
- callarCatalan, Valencian
- mlčet, tichýCzech
- still, schweigsam, schweigen, stummGerman
- kvieta, silenta, mutaEsperanto
- silencioso, callarSpanish
- لال, آرام, بي صدا, گنگ, خاموش, ساكت, ناكارPersian
- tyyni, hiljainen, hiljaisuus, äänetönFinnish
- silencieux, muet, taireFrench
- néma, hangtalan, szótlan, hallgatag, zajtalan, csendesHungarian
- խաղաղ, լուռ, հանդարտ, հանգիստArmenian
- silente, silenzioso, tranquillo, silenzio, mutoItalian
- 静か, 無言, 黙る, 無音Japanese
- taceō, silentiumLatin
- quieto, silêncio, silenciosoPortuguese
- молчали́вый, непроизноси́мый, молча́ть, немо́й, безмо́лвный, ти́хийRussian
- múčati, му́чатиSerbo-Croatian
- tystlåten, stum, tystSwedish
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