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adjective silent pronunciation in American English /ˈsaɪlənt/
  1. 1
    a silent person or group of people does not talk, laugh, or make any noise

    Everyone was totally silent as the president spoke.

    a crowd of silent onlookers

    1. b.
      refusing to provide information or to talk about something

      If you are arrested, you have the right to remain silent (=you do not have to give information to the police).

      silent on:

      For the time being, I prefer to stay silent on the matter.

      silent about:

      Everyone was asked to keep silent about the new project.

  2. 2
    a silent place is very quiet

    We hiked through a silent pine forest.

    The house was silent except for the hum of the refrigerator.


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 silent pronunciation in American English  adverb

She walked silently towards the door.


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