free from noise; quiet
not speaking or using spoken expression
(of a letter in a word) not having a sound; not pronounced
"a silent house"
"soundless footsteps on the grass"
"the night was still"
"the witness remained silent"
"gave silent consent"
"a tacit agreement"
"the understood provisos of a custody agreement"
"the silent `h' at the beginning of `honor'"
"in French certain letters are often unsounded"
"a silent dog whistle"
He could..work better when she talked than when she was silent.
出自： G. Greene
Reginald was silent until they passed out of earshot; then he talked once more.
出自： W. March
误 Please be silence.
正 Please be silent.