Meaning of “silent” - Learner’s Dictionary

silent

adjective us uk /ˈsaɪlənt/
Extra Examples
The director was famous for his silent comedies.The animal remains silent so as not to alert its prey.Her favourite Christmas carol is Silent Night.No one was in, and the house was silent.All of a sudden the machine fell silent.
NO SOUND

B1 without any sound:

The building was dark and silent.
At last the guns fell silent.
NO TALKING

B2 without talking:

He remains silent about his plans.
LETTER

If a letter in a word is silent, it is not pronounced:

The 'p' in 'receipt' is silent.
silently adverb

B2

The snow fell silently all around them.

(Definition of “silent” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)