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Silent

Si´lent
a.1.Free from sound or noise; absolutely still; perfectly quiet.
How silent is this town!
- Shak.
2.Not speaking; indisposed to talk; speechless; mute; taciturn; not loquacious; not talkative.
Ulysses, adds he, was the most eloquent and most silent of men.
- Broome.
3.Keeping at rest; inactive; calm; undisturbed; as, the wind is silent.
4.(Pron.) Not pronounced; having no sound; quiescent; as, e is silent in "fable."
5.Having no effect; not operating; inefficient.
Cause . . . silent, virtueless, and dead.
- Sir W. Raleigh.
Silent partner
See Dormant partner, under Dormant.
n.1.That which is silent; a time of silence.
Adj.1.silent - marked by absence of sound; "a silent house"; "soundless footsteps on the grass"; "the night was still"
Synonyms: soundless, still
2.silent - failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to; "the witness remained silent"
Synonyms: mum
3.silent - indicated by necessary connotation though not expressed directly; "gave silent consent"; "a tacit agreement"; "the understood provisos of a custody agreement"
4.silent - not made to sound; "the silent `h' at the beginning of `honor'"; "in French certain letters are often unsounded"
Synonyms: unsounded
5.silent - having a frequency below or above the range of human audibility; "a silent dog whistle"
6.silent - unable to speak because of hereditary deafness
Synonyms: mute, dumb
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