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, still(adj)

    marked by absence of sound

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

  2. mum, silent(adj)

    failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to

    "the witness remained silent"

  3. silent, tacit, understood(adj)

    implied by or inferred from actions or statements

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

  4. silent, unsounded(adj)

    not made to sound

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

  5. silent(adj)

    having a frequency below or above the range of human audibility

    "a silent dog whistle"

  6. dumb, mute, silent(adj)

    unable to speak because of hereditary deafness

Wiktionary

  1. silent(Noun)

    That which is silent; a time of silence.

  2. silent(Noun)

    A silent movie

  3. silent(Adjective)

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

  4. silent(Adjective)

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

  5. silent(Adjective)

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

  6. silent(Adjective)

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

  7. silent(Adjective)

    Having no effect; not operating; inefficient.

  8. silent(Adjective)

    Without audio capability.

    The Magnavox Odyssey was a silent console.

  9. silent(Adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Silent(adj)

    free from sound or noise; absolutely still; perfectly quiet

  2. Silent(adj)

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

  3. Silent(adj)

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

  4. Silent(adj)

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

  5. Silent(adj)

    having no effect; not operating; inefficient

  6. Silent(noun)

    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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say silent in sign language?

  1. silent

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. Tucker Carlson:

    How long are you going to stay silent on Antifa? Because in their silence, it’s almost like they’re using Antifa to their benefit—to attack free speech.

  2. Christoph Wille:

    Western powers have been relatively silent on Sassou's third-term aspirations, in part because of more entrenched economic interests in Congo.

  3. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    Tonight-to you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans-I ask for your support. (On his Vietnam War policy)

  4. Rose McGowan:

    Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest, yOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You ’ll accept a fake award breathlessly affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Don't follow the Masses, because sometimes the M is silent.

Images & Illustrations of silent

  1. silentsilentsilentsilentsilent

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