silent scream definition, silent scream meaning | English dictionary




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  
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  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
shout (as a sign of discontentment or anger)
be silent, stop talking etc
à sac vide, cornemuse muette
fol semble sage quand il se tait
il est bon de parler et meilleur de se taire
culture générale
gardez vous de l'homme secret et du chien muet
au milieu des armes, les lois sont silencieuses
c'est un péché que de voir un aveugle au bord du puits et de rester muet
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