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silent

si·lent

silent

 
pronunciation:
saI lnt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: making no sound.
synonyms:
mute, noiseless, quiet, soundless, still
antonyms:
audible, noisy
similar words:
mum, wordless
definition 2: not willing or tending to speak; reticent.
synonyms:
close-mouthed, mum, reticent, taciturn, tight-lipped, uncommunicative
antonyms:
loquacious, talkative
similar words:
discreet, quiet, reserved, shy, tongue-tied, wordless
definition 3: unable to speak; mute.
synonyms:
dumb, mute, speechless
similar words:
inarticulate
definition 4: expressed in ways other than speech.
a silent agreement
synonyms:
mute, nonverbal, understood, wordless
antonyms:
spoken
similar words:
dumb, implicit, tacit, unspoken
definition 5: of a letter, not pronounced.
the silent "h" in the word "honor"
synonyms:
mute
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (usu. pl.) a motion picture without a soundtrack; silent film.
derivation: silently (adv.)
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