Meaning of “silent” - Learner’s Dictionary

silent

adjective uk us /ˈsaɪlənt/
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)