silent

[ sahy-luhnt ]
/ ˈsaɪ lənt /

adjective

noun

Usually silents. silent films.

Origin of silent

1555–65; < Latin silent- (stem of silēns), present participle of silēre to be quiet; see -ent

OTHER WORDS FROM silent

synonym study for silent

1. See still1.
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British Dictionary definitions for silent

silent
/ (ˈsaɪlənt) /

adjective

noun

a silent film

Derived forms of silent

silently, adverbsilentness, noun

Word Origin for silent

C16: from Latin silēns, from silēre to be quiet
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Medicine definitions for silent

silent
[ sīlənt ]

adj.

Producing no detectable signs or symptoms. Used of certain diseases or pathological processes.
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Science definitions for silent

silent
[ sīlənt ]

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.
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