AMF [only before noun]a silent film has pictures but no sound
SLa silent letter in a word is not pronounced:
The 'w' in 'wreck' is silent.
He sat silently by the bed.
WORD FOCUS: quiet WORD FOCUS: quiet voice, sound:low , soft, muffled, hushed, subdued place:peaceful, calm, sleepy, tranquil completely quiet:silent, you could hear a pin drop what you say when you want someone to be quiet:sh, shut upnot polite, be quiet, keep it downBrE informal ➔ See alsoquiet
Definition of silent from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within the topic LINGUISTICS