making no sound; quiet; still:
a silent motor.
refraining from speech.
not inclined to speak; taciturn; reticent.
characterized by absence of speech or sound:
a silent prayer.
a silent assent.
omitting mention of something, as in a narrative:
The records are silent about this crime.
inactive or quiescent, as a volcano.
not sounded or pronounced:
The “b” in “doubt” is a silent letter.
Movies. not having spoken dialogue or a soundtrack.
Medicine/Medical. producing no symptoms:
Usually, silents. silent films.
characterized by an absence or near absence of noise or sound: a silent house
tending to speak very little or not at all
unable to speak
failing to speak, communicate, etc, when expected: the witness chose to remain silent
not spoken or expressed: silent assent
not active or in operation: a silent volcano
(of a letter) used in the conventional orthography of a word but no longer pronounced in that word: the “k” in “know” is silent
denoting a film that has no accompanying soundtrack, esp one made before 1927, when such soundtracks were developed
a silent film
silent si·lent (sī’lənt)
Producing no detectable signs or symptoms. Used of certain diseases or pathological processes.
Relating to a mutation that changes a nucleotide in a codon without a difference in the amino acid for which it is coded. See more at point mutation.
Producing no detectable signs or symptoms, as a medical condition such as heart attack.
noun 1. the U.S. citizens who supported President Nixon’s policies but who were not politically vocal, outspoken, or active: considered by him to constitute a majority. 2. any group of people who are not outspoken and who are considered to constitute a majority. silent majority noun 1. a presumed moderate majority of the citizens who […]
- Silent night
“Silent Night” definition A song of Christmas, originally composed in Austria in the nineteenth century. It begins, “Silent night, holy night, / All is calm, all is bright….”
noun 1. a partner taking no active part in the conduct of a business. silent partner noun 1. (US & Canadian) a partner in a business who does not play an active role, esp one who supplies capital Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) sleeping partner
noun, (sometimes initial capital letters) 1. the submarine service (usually preceded by the).