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.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Dumb, mute, silent and speechless refer to fact or state; taciturn refers to habit and disposition. The talkative person may be stricken dumb with surprise or terror; the obstinate may remain mute; one may be silent through preoccupation of mind or of set purpose; but the taciturn person is averse to the utterance of thought or feeling and to communication with others, either from natural disposition or for the occasion. One who is silent does not speak at all; one who is taciturn speaks when compelled, but in a grudging way that repels further approach. Reserved suggests more of method and intention than taciturn, applying often to some special time or topic; one who is communicative regarding all else may be reserved about his business. Reserved is thus closely equivalent to uncommunicative, but is a somewhat stronger word, often suggesting pride or haughtiness, as when we say one is reserved toward inferiors. Compare PRIDE.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
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
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How to use silent in a sentence?
Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone all leave it alone.
In every defeat, there develops a silent embryo of victory; in every failure, under the rubbles, there appears a divine key to success.
In some areas of the Middle East where church bells have rung for centuries on Christmas Day, this year they will be silent; this silence bears tragic witness to the brutal atrocities committed against these communities by ISIL.
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
It's a recurrent drought that year after year is slowly eroding the livelihoods of small farmers. It's a silent disaster.
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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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