What is silent?

  • (adj): Indicated by necessary connotation though not expressed directly.
    Example: "Gave silent consent"
    Synonyms: implied, tacit, understood
    See also — Additional definitions below


Silent may mean any of the following:

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More definitions of "silent":

  • (adj): Failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to.
    Example: "The witness remained silent"
    Synonyms: mum
  • (adj): Unable to speak because of hereditary deafness.
    Synonyms: dumb, mute
  • (adj): Having a frequency below or above the range of human audibility.
    Example: "A silent dog whistle"
  • (adj): Marked by absence of sound.
    Example: "A silent house"
    Synonyms: soundless, still
  • (adj): Not made to sound.
    Example: "The silent 'h' at the beginning of 'honor'"
    Synonyms: unsounded

Famous quotes containing the word silent:

    Even the ignorant may appear very worthy,
    If they keep silent before the learned.
    Tiruvalluvar (c. 5th century A.D.)

    Then, lastly, let some weekly strewings be
    Devoted to the memory of me:
    Then shall my ghost not walk about, but keep
    Still in the cool and silent shades of sleep.
    Robert Herrick (1591–1674)

    Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
    And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings ...
    And while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod
    The high, untrespassed sanctity of space,
    Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
    John Gillespie Magee (c. 1922–1941)