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silent letter

noun [C] uk   us  
A silent letter in a word is one that is written but not pronounced, such as the "b" in "doubt".
Translations of “silent letter”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不發音字母(如 doubt 中的 b)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不发音字母(如 doubt 中的 b)…
(Definition of silent letter from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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