noun, plural Sileni
[sahy-lee-nahy] /saɪˈli naɪ/ (Show IPA), for 2. Classical Mythology.
a forest spirit, sometimes referred to as the oldest of the satyrs and the foster father, teacher, and companion of Dionysus: often represented as a bearded old man.
(lowercase) any of a group of forest spirits similar to satyrs: often represented as a drunken old man with the legs and ears of a horse.
noun (Greek myth)
chief of the satyrs and foster father to Dionysus: often depicted riding drunkenly on a donkey
(often not capital) (pl) Sileni (saɪˈliːnəɪ). one of a class of woodland deities, closely similar to the satyrs
adjective 1. making no sound; quiet; still: a silent motor. 2. refraining from speech. 3. speechless; mute. 4. not inclined to speak; taciturn; reticent. 5. characterized by absence of speech or sound: a silent prayer. 6. unspoken; tacit: a silent assent. 7. omitting mention of something, as in a narrative: The records are silent about […]
noun 1. an alarm that alerts security personnel or the police without the knowledge of the intruder or criminal whose presence triggers it: The silent alarm set off a flashing light at the police station. 2. any visual rather than audible alarm.
- Silent area
silent area n. An area of the cerebral or cerebellar surface on which lesions cause no sensory or motor symptoms.
or silent trade noun 1. dumb barter.