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silent

adjective
 
 
/ˈsaɪlənt/
NO SOUND B1 without any sound: The building was dark and silent. At last the guns fell silent.Silence and quiet
NO TALKING B2 without talking: He remains silent about his plans.Falling silent and not speaking
LETTER If a letter in a word is silent, it is not pronounced: The 'p' in 'receipt' is silent.Phonology and phonetics
silently adverb B2 The snow fell silently all around them.
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