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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.silently - without speaking; "he sat mutely next to her"

silently

adverb
1. quietly, in silence, soundlessly, noiselessly, inaudibly, without a sound as silently as a mouse
2. mutely, dumbly, in silence, wordlessly, speechlessly, reticently, uncommunicatively, unspeakingly He could no longer stand by silently while these rumours persisted.
Translations
بِسُكوت، بِصَمْت
tiše
silente
csendbencsendesen
hljóîlega
tiho

silently

[ˈsaɪləntlɪ] ADV
1. (= without speaking) → en silencio
she silently cursed her bad luckmaldijo calladamente su mala suerte
I vowed silently never to mention it againjuré para mis adentros no volver a mencionarlo
2. (= without making noise) → silenciosamente

silently

[ˈsaɪləntli] advsilencieusement
We finished breakfast silently → Nous avons terminé le petit déjeuner en silence.silent majority nmajorité f silencieusesilent partner n (US) (COMMERCE)associé(e) m/f commanditaire, commanditaire mf

silently

advlautlos; (= without talking)schweigend; (= with little noise)leise

silently

[ˈsaɪləntlɪ] adv (noiselessly) → silenziosamente; (without speaking) → in silenzio

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.
References in classic literature ?
But Ahab said nothing; turning his boat, he sailed back to the vessel; the rest as silently following.
The Ghost replied that he had not eaten them, and while he was explaining the situation another State Official silently added the dome to his own collection.
She fled, swift of foot and desperate, but he gained on her step by step, till she felt his hot breath on her neck; and still she fled silently, and silently he pursued, and when at last he seized her was it terror that thrilled her heart or was it ecstasy?
Then, stealing silently away, she glided up through foam and spray, till, through the parting clouds, the sunlight shone upon her from the tranquil sky; and, guided by the mournful sound, she floated on, till, close before her on the beach, she saw a woman stretching forth her arms, and with a sad, imploring voice praying the restless sea to give her back the little child it had so cruelly borne away.
The curate, who had been crouching silently with his arms over his head, looked up as I passed, cried out quite loudly at my desertion of him, and came running after me.
He stood silently watching his uncle put on his broad hat and his voluminous cloak.
The doctor cast a rapid glance upwards and silently shrugged his shoulders.
The brushwood closes behind them, as silently as sand into which a mole has dived.
Larry Donovan was a passenger conductor, one of those train-crew aristocrats who are always afraid that someone may ask them to put up a car-window, and who, if requested to perform such a menial service, silently point to the button that calls the porter.
They continued silently to look into each other's eyes.
Silently, and without a moment's delay, they permitted him to assist them from their saddles, and when they descended quickly to the water's edge, where the scout had collected the rest of the party, more by the agency of expressive gestures than by any use of words.
Silently and by night Umslopogaas, my fosterling, led me across the border, and brought me here to Stanger; and here as an old witch-doctor I have lived for many, many years.