HyperDic: silent

English > 6 senses of the word silent:
ADJECTIVEallsilent, soundless, stillmarked by absence of sound
allsilent, mumfailing to speak or communicate etc when expected to
allsilent, tacit, understoodimplied by or inferred from actions or statements
allsilent, unsoundednot made to sound
allsilenthaving a frequency below or above the range of human audibility
allsilent, dumb, muteunable to speak because of hereditary deafness
silent > pronunciation
Soundssay'lahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > silent: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmarked by absence of sound.
Example"a silent house"
Synonymssoundless, still
BroaderquietFree of noise or uproar
Spanishsilencioso
Catalaninsonor
Nounssilencethe absence of sound
silencethe state of being silent (as when no one is speaking)
English > silent: 6 senses > adjective 2
Meaningfailing to speak or communicate etc when expected to.
Example"the witness remained silent"
Synonymmum
Broaderuncommunicative, incommunicativenot inclined to talk / talk / talk or give information or express opinions
Spanishcallado, silencioso
Nounssilencea refusal to speak when expected
Adverbssilentlywithout speaking
English > silent: 6 senses > adjective 3
MeaningImplied by or inferred from actions or statements.
Example"gave silent consent"
Synonymstacit, understood
Broaderimplicit, inexplicitImplied though not directly expressed
Spanishasumido, entendido, implícito, sobreentendido, tácito
Catalanassumit, implícit, sobreentès, tàcit
English > silent: 6 senses > adjective 4
Meaningnot made to sound.
Example"the silent 'h' at the beginning of 'honor'"
Synonymunsounded
Broaderinaudible, unhearableimpossible to hear
Spanishcallar
Catalancallar
English > silent: 6 senses > adjective 5
MeaningHaving a frequency below or above the range of human audibility.
Example"a silent dog whistle"
Broaderinaudible, unhearableimpossible to hear
Catalansilent
English > silent: 6 senses > adjective 6
MeaningUnable to speak because of hereditary deafness.
Synonymsdumb, mute
Broaderinarticulate, unarticulateWithout or deprived of the use of speech or words
Spanishmudo
Catalanmut

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