What does silent mean?

Definitions for silent
ˈsaɪ ləntsilent

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word silent.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. silent, soundless, stilladjective

    marked by absence of sound

    "a silent house"; "soundless footsteps on the grass"; "the night was still"

  2. mum, silentadjective

    failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to

    "the witness remained silent"

  3. silent, tacit, understoodadjective

    implied by or inferred from actions or statements

    "gave silent consent"; "a tacit agreement"; "the understood provisos of a custody agreement"

  4. silent, unsoundedadjective

    not made to sound

    "the silent `h' at the beginning of `honor'"; "in French certain letters are often unsounded"

  5. silentadjective

    having a frequency below or above the range of human audibility

    "a silent dog whistle"

  6. dumb, mute, silentadjective

    unable to speak because of hereditary deafness

Wiktionary

  1. silentnoun

    That which is silent; a time of silence.

  2. silentnoun

    A silent movie

  3. silentadjective

    Free from sound or noise; absolutely still; perfectly quiet.

  4. silentadjective

    Not speaking; indisposed to talk; speechless; mute; taciturn; not loquacious; not talkative.

  5. silentadjective

    Keeping at rest; inactive; calm; undisturbed; as, the wind is silent. Parnell. Sir W. Raleigh.

  6. silentadjective

    Not pronounced; having no sound; quiescent; as, "e is silent in fable."

  7. silentadjective

    Having no effect; not operating; inefficient.

  8. silentadjective

    Without audio capability.

    The Magnavox Odyssey was a silent console.

  9. silentadjective

    Hidden, unseen, as a silent voter or silent partner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Silentadjective

    free from sound or noise; absolutely still; perfectly quiet

  2. Silentadjective

    not speaking; indisposed to talk; speechless; mute; taciturn; not loquacious; not talkative

  3. Silentadjective

    keeping at rest; inactive; calm; undisturbed; as, the wind is silent

  4. Silentadjective

    not pronounced; having no sound; quiescent; as, e is silent in "fable."

  5. Silentadjective

    having no effect; not operating; inefficient

  6. Silentnoun

    that which is silent; a time of silence

Freebase

  1. Silent

    Silent were a Brazilian arena rock band from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'silent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2626

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'silent' in Adjectives Frequency: #357

Anagrams for silent »

  1. enlist

  2. leints

  3. inlets

  4. tinsel

  5. listen

How to pronounce silent?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

How to say silent in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of silent in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of silent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of silent in a Sentence

  1. Meryl Streep:

    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.

  2. The wise Pharoah Moe:

    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..

  3. Maria Lopez:

    This is injustice against the most vulnerable people on this planet : little children, and we can't stay silent.

  4. Michael Rakowitz:

    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.

  5. Voltaire:

    There is a wide difference between speaking to deceive, and being silent to be impenetrable.

Images & Illustrations of silent

  1. silentsilentsilentsilentsilent

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