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Adjective: silent  sI-lunt
  1. Marked by absence of sound
    "a silent house";
    - soundless, still
     
  2. Failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to
    "the witness remained silent";
    - mum
     
  3. Implied by or inferred from actions or statements
    "gave silent consent";
    - tacit, understood
     
  4. Not made to sound
    "the silent 'h' at the beginning of 'honour'";
    - unsounded
     
  5. Having a frequency below or above the range of human audibility
    "a silent dog whistle"
     
  6. Unable to speak because of hereditary deafness
    - dumb, mute

See also: implicit, inarticulate, inaudible, incommunicative, inexplicit, quiet, unarticulate, uncommunicative, unhearable

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