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si·lent

 (sī′lənt)
adj.
1. Marked by absence of noise or sound; still: the silent forest. See Synonyms at quiet.
2.
a. Not inclined to speak; not talkative: He's the strong, silent type.
b. Not speaking or refraining from speech: Do be silent.
c. Not saying anything about a particular matter; making no mention: The poem is silent on the reason for the speaker's sadness.
3.
a. Not voiced or expressed; unspoken: a silent curse; silent consent.
b. Having no spoken dialogue and usually no soundtrack. Used of a film.
4. Linguistics Having no phonetic value; unpronounced: the silent b in subtle.
5. Inactive; quiescent: a silent volcano.
6. Producing no detectable signs or symptoms: a silent heart attack.
n.
A silent movie.

[Latin silēns, silent-, present participle of silēre, to be silent.]

si′lent·ly adv.
si′lent·ness n.

silent

(ˈsaɪlənt)
adj
1. characterized by an absence or near absence of noise or sound: a silent house.
2. tending to speak very little or not at all
3. unable to speak
4. failing to speak, communicate, etc, when expected: the witness chose to remain silent.
5. not spoken or expressed: silent assent.
6. not active or in operation: a silent volcano.
7. (Phonetics & Phonology) (of a letter) used in the conventional orthography of a word but no longer pronounced in that word: the 'k' in 'know' is silent.
8. (Film) denoting a film that has no accompanying soundtrack, esp one made before 1927, when such soundtracks were developed
n
(Film) a silent film
[C16: from Latin silēns, from silēre to be quiet]
ˈsilently adv
ˈsilentness n

si•lent

(ˈsaɪ lənt)

adj.
1. making no sound; quiet; still.
2. refraining from speech.
3. speechless; mute.
4. not inclined to speak.
5. characterized by absence of speech or sound: silent prayers.
6. unspoken; tacit: a silent assent.
7. omitting mention of something, as in a narrative: The records are silent about his crime.
8. inactive or quiescent, as a volcano.
9. (of a letter) not pronounced, as the b in doubt.
10. (of a film) not having a soundtrack.
11. producing no detectable symptoms: silent heart irregularities.
n.
12. Usu., silents. silent films.
[1555–65; < Latin silent-, s. of silēns, present participle of silēre to be quiet; see -ent]
si′lent•ly, adv.

silent

  • tacit - One of its early meanings was "wordless, noiseless," from Latin tacere, "be silent."
  • reticent - Based on Latin tacere, "be silent," combined with re-, an intensive prefix.
  • silent - From Latin silere, "be silent."
  • mumchance - To be mumchance is to be dumbstruck and silent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.silent - marked by absence of sound; "a silent house"; "soundless footsteps on the grass"; "the night was still"
quiet - free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound; "a quiet audience at the concert"; "the room was dark and quiet"
2.silent - failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to; "the witness remained silent"
incommunicative, uncommunicative - not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions
3.silent - implied by or inferred from actions or statements; "gave silent consent"; "a tacit agreement"; "the understood provisos of a custody agreement"
implicit, inexplicit - implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something; "an implicit agreement not to raise the subject"; "there was implicit criticism in his voice"; "anger was implicit in the argument"; "the oak is implicit in the acorn"
4.silent - not made to sound; "the silent `h' at the beginning of `honor'"; "in French certain letters are often unsounded"
inaudible, unhearable - impossible to hear; imperceptible by the ear; "an inaudible conversation"
5.silent - having a frequency below or above the range of human audibility; "a silent dog whistle"
inaudible, unhearable - impossible to hear; imperceptible by the ear; "an inaudible conversation"
6.silent - unable to speak because of hereditary deafness
inarticulate, unarticulate - without or deprived of the use of speech or words; "inarticulate beasts"; "remained stupidly inarticulate and saying something noncommittal"; "inarticulate with rage"; "an inarticulate cry"

silent

adjective
2. uncommunicative, quiet, taciturn, tongue-tied, unspeaking, nonvocal, not talkative He was a serious, silent man.
3. quiet, still, hushed, soundless, noiseless, muted, stilly (poetic) The heavy guns have again fallen silent.
quiet noisy, loud, piercing, deafening, tumultuous, ear-splitting, cacophonous, clamorous
4. unspoken, implied, implicit, tacit, understood, unexpressed He watched with silent contempt.

silent

adjective
1. Marked by, done with, or making no sound or noise:
Archaic: hush.
3. Temporarily unable or unwilling to speak, as from shock or fear:
Translations
صَامِتصامِتصامِت، هادئهادئ، ساكِن
tichýmlčenlivýmlčící
stilletavs
hiljainenhiljaisuustyyniäänetön
tih
csendeshallgataghangtalannémaszótlan
fámáll, òögullhljóîláturòögull
寡黙な沈黙した
조용한
mlčanlivý
molčečtih
tyst
เงียบ
sessizgürültüsüzkonuşmaktan kaçınankonuşmayansakin
im lặng

silent

[ˈsaɪlənt]
A. ADJ
1. (= noiseless, soundless)
to be silent [person] → quedarse callado; [place, room, street] → estar en silencio
the law is silent on this pointla ley no se pronuncia a este respecto
to fall silent [person] → quedarse callado; [room] → quedar en silencio
the guns have fallen silentel tiroteo ha cesado, las armas han quedado en silencio (liter)
to lie silent [factory, machine] → permanecer parado
the silent majorityla mayoría silenciosa
silent partner (US) → socio/a m/f comanditario/a
I've remained silent for too long on this issuehe guardado silencio sobre este asunto por demasiado tiempo
you have the right to remain silenttiene derecho a permanecer calladono está obligado a responder
to give sb the silent treatmenthacer el vacío a algn
to bear silent witness to sthser mudo testigo de algo
to be as silent as the grave or tombestar silencioso como una tumba
2. (= wordless) [prayer, march, vigil] → silencioso; [contempt, protest] → mudo
she looked at him in silent contemptle miró con mudo desprecio
silent tears ran down her cheekslas lágrimas le corrían silenciosas por la cara
to pay silent tribute to sbhomenajear en silencio a algn
3. (Cine) [film, movie] → mudo
the silent screenel cine mudo
4. (Ling) [letter] → mudo
the "k" in knee is silentla "k" en "knee" es muda or no se pronuncia
B. N
the silents (Cine) → las películas mudas; (as genre) → el cine mudo

silent

[ˈsaɪlənt] adj
[person] (not speaking)silencieux/euse
The woman was silent for a moment → La femme resta silencieuse un instant.
to fall silent [person] → se taire
to keep silent (= make no noise) → ne pas faire de bruit (= say nothing on a subject) → garder le silence, ne rien dire
the right to remain silent → le droit de garder le silence
[street, room, engine] → silencieux/euse
to fall silent [guns] → se taire; [streets] → devenir silencieux/euse
[person] (not talkative)silencieux/euse
He's a silent man → C'est un homme silencieux.
to be silent about sth, to keep silent about sth → taire qch
Douglas was silent about his feelings → Douglas taisait ses sentiments.
to remain silent about sth → garder le silence sur qch
[film] → muet(te)
(= unexpressed) [contempt, disapproval, prayer] → silencieux/euse
(PHONETICS) [letter] → muet(te)

silent

adj
still; (= not talking also)schweigsam; engine, machine etc (= running quietly)ruhig; to fall or become silentstill werden; (people also, guns) → verstummen; to keep or remain silentstill sein or bleiben, sich still verhalten; be silent!sei still!; the guns are silentdie Waffen schweigen; ovarian cancer is a silent killerEierstockkrebs tötet auf leise or unbemerkte Art; his father was the strong silent typesein Vater war ein schweigsamer, willensstarker Typ
(= not giving comment) to be silentschweigen; to be silent about or on somethingüber etw (acc)schweigen or Stillschweigen bewahren; the law is silent on this pointdas Gesetz schweigt zu diesem Punkt; to keep or remain silentnichts sagen, sich nicht äußern; he kept completely silent when questioneder sagte kein einziges Wort or überhaupt nichts, als man ihn verhörte; everyone kept silentkeiner sagte etwas; you have the right to remain silentSie haben das Recht zu schweigen; to give somebody the silent treatmentjdn mit Schweigen strafen; a silent witnessein stummer Zeuge, eine stumme Zeugin
(= quiet, wordless) proteststill; agreement, disapproval(still)schweigend attr; silent demonstrationSchweigemarsch m
(Film) silent film (esp Brit) or movie (esp US) → Stummfilm m; the silent eradie Stummfilmzeit
(Ling: = not pronounced) silent letterstummer Buchstabe; the “k” is silent in the word “knee”das Wort „knee“ hat ein stummes „k“; silent “h”stummes „h“
pl the silents (Brit Film) → die Stummfilme pl

silent

:
silent majority
n the silentdie schweigende Mehrheit
silent partner
n (US Comm) → stiller Teilhaber or Gesellschafter
silent vigil
nMahnwache f

silent

[ˈsaɪlənt] adj (person) → silenzioso/a; (film, prayer) → muto/a
silent "h" → "h" muta
to fall silent → tacere
to keep or remain silent → tacere, stare zitto/a

silence

(ˈsailəns) noun
1. (a period of) absence of sound or of speech. A sudden silence followed his remark.
2. failure to mention, tell something etc. Your silence on this subject is disturbing.
verb
to cause to be silent. The arrival of the teacher silenced the class.
interjection
be silent!.
ˈsilencer noun
a piece of equipment fitted to a gun, or (American ˈmuffler) in an engine, for making noise less.
ˈsilent (-t) adjective
1. free from noise. The house was empty and silent.
2. not speaking. He was silent on that subject.
3. not making any noise. This lift is quite silent.
ˈsilently adverb
in silence
without saying anything. The children listened in silence to the story.

silent

صَامِت mlčící, tichý stille still βουβός, σιωπηλός callado, silencioso hiljainen silencieux tih silenzioso 寡黙な, 沈黙した 조용한 stil stille, taus cichy, milczący calado, silencioso безмолвный, молчащий tyst เงียบ sessiz im lặng 沉默的

si·lent

a. silencioso-a, callado-a.
References in classic literature ?
Brooke was a grave, silent young man, with handsome brown eyes and a pleasant voice.
With a kind of wriggle, like a fish returned to the brook by the fisherman, Biddlebaum the silent began to talk, striving to put into words the ideas that had been accumulated by his mind during long years of silence.
But the increasing lights, and the attacks made by the Indians and the white travelers turned the tide of battle, and, with silent flappings of their soft, velvety wings, the bats flew back to the jungle whence they had emerged.
We had been silent a long time, and the edge of the sun sank nearer and nearer the prairie floor, when we saw a figure moving on the edge of the upland, a gun over his shoulder.
The lovers got up, with only a silent protest, and walked slowly away somewhere else.
Receiving no reply to this extraordinary appeal, which in truth, as it was delivered with the vigor of full and sonorous tones, merited some sort of notice, he who had thus sung forth the language of the holy book turned to the silent figure to whom he had unwittingly addressed himself, and found a new and more powerful subject of admiration in the object that encountered his gaze.
Each silent worshipper seemed purposely sitting apart from the other, as if each silent grief were insular and incommunicable.
The gloomiest problem of this mysterious life was constantly before his eyes,--souls crushed and ruined, evil triumphant, and God silent.
But no one came, and as she lay waiting the house seemed to grow more and more silent.
He was silent, looking on the ground for two long minutes.
No longer shall her little silken figure flit up and down your quiet staircases, no more deck out your silent rooms with flowers, humming the while some happy little song.
At that the Editor turned to his knife and fork with a grunt, and the Silent Man followed suit.