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Everyone was totally silent as the president spoke.
a crowd of silent onlookers
If you are arrested, you have the right to remain silent (=you do not have to give information to the police).
For the time being, I prefer to stay silent on the matter.
Everyone was asked to keep silent about the new project.
She walked silently towards the door.
This is the American English definition of silent. View British English definition of silent.
someone who studies the stars and planets using scientific equipment including telescopes
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