silentadjectiveuk /ˈsaɪ.lənt/ us /ˈsaɪ.lənt/
silent adjective (QUIET)
silent adjective (NO SPEAKING)
- Later Mr Ashby left the court, grim-faced and silent.
- He gritted his teeth in silent fury.
- We applaud the family's decision to remain silent over the issue.
- We can't assume the suspects to be guilty simply because they've decided to remain silent.
- He looked happy for a brief while, before relapsing into silent misery.
silentnoun [U]uk /ˈsaɪ.lənt/ us /ˈsaɪ.lənt/