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silent

  

      adj  
1    characterized by an absence or near absence of noise or sound  
a silent house     
2    tending to speak very little or not at all  
3    unable to speak  
4    failing to speak, communicate, etc., when expected  
the witness chose to remain silent     
5    not spoken or expressed  
silent assent     
6    not active or in operation  
a silent volcano     
7    (of a letter) used in the conventional orthography of a word but no longer pronounced in that word  
the ``k'' in ``know'' is silent     
8    denoting a film that has no accompanying soundtrack, esp. one made before 1927, when such soundtracks were developed  
      n  
9    a silent film  
     (C16: from Latin silens, from silere to be quiet)  
  silently      adv  
  silentness      n  


silent cop  
      n     (Austral)  
informal   a small hemispherical traffic marker at an intersection  
silent majority  
      n   a presumed moderate majority of the citizens who are too passive to make their views known  
silent partner  
      n      another name (esp. U.S. and Canadian) for       sleeping partner  
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