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English adjective: silent

1. silent marked by absence of sound


SamplesA silent house.
Soundless footsteps on the grass.
The night was still.


Synonymssoundless, still


Similarquiet


Antonymsnoisy

2. silent failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to


SamplesThe witness remained silent.


Synonymsmum


Similarincommunicative, uncommunicative


Antonymscommunicatory, communicative

3. silent implied by or inferred from actions or statements


SamplesGave silent consent.
A tacit agreement.
The understood provisos of a custody agreement.


Synonymstacit, understood


Similarimplicit, inexplicit


Antonymsexplicit, expressed

4. silent not made to sound


SamplesThe silent `h' at the beginning of `honor'.
In French certain letters are often unsounded.


Synonymsunsounded


Similarinaudible, unhearable


Antonymsaudible, hearable

5. silent having a frequency below or above the range of human audibility


SamplesA silent dog whistle.


Similarinaudible, unhearable


Antonymsaudible, hearable

6. silent unable to speak because of hereditary deafness


Synonymsdumb, mute


Similarinarticulate, unarticulate


Antonymsarticulate









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