Definitions for silent

Definitions for (adj) silent

Main entry: mute, dumb, silent

Definition: unable to speak because of hereditary deafness

Main entry: silent

Definition: having a frequency below or above the range of human audibility

Usage: a silent dog whistle

Main entry: silent, unsounded

Definition: not made to sound

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

Main entry: silent, mum

Definition: failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to

Usage: the witness remained silent

Main entry: understood, tacit, silent

Definition: implied by or inferred from actions or statements

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

Main entry: still, soundless, silent

Definition: marked by absence of sound

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

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