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Definition of 'silent'

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  1. marked by absence of sound; "a silent house"; "soundless footsteps on the grass"; "the night was still"
       Synonyms: soundless still
  2. failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to; "the witness remained silent"
       Synonyms: mum
  3. indicated by necessary connotation though not expressed directly; "gave silent consent"; "a tacit agreement"; "the understood provisos of a custody agreement"
       Synonyms: implied tacit understood
  4. not made to sound; "the silent `h' at the beginning of `honor'"; "in French certain letters are often unsounded"
       Synonyms: unsounded
  5. having a frequency below or above the range of human audibility; "a silent dog whistle"
  6. unable to speak because of hereditary deafness
       Synonyms: dumb mute

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