[ adjective ] marked by absence of sound
"a silent house" "soundless footsteps on the grass" "the night was still"
Used in print(Christopher Davis, First Family....)
It was a strained , silent lunch .(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)
At the very end , when the audience was silent and breathless , a collection was taken and then slowly everyone filed_out .(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)
Underneath the big one , in the silent moonlight , lay a dead pigeon , and on the smaller bell , the Clemence , two gray and white birds slept huddled_together in the cold winter air .(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)
The night before , they had telephoned the Andrus_maid , Selena_Masters , and she had arrived early , bursting her vigorous presence into the silent house with an assurance that amused McFeeley and confounded Moll .(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)
Eugene was not entirely silent , or openly rude - unless asking Harold to move to another chair and placing himself in the fauteuil that creaked so alarmingly was an act of rudeness .
[ adjective ] failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to
"the witness remained silent"
Used in print(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
Now the_English are painfully silent about my missing hands .(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)
He was a wiry , inscrutable , silent country boy from the red_clay of rural Alabama , and he spoke with the broad drawl that others normally make_fun of .(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)
Well , yes , perhaps in literature , since you could argue that you could n't keep silent about your feelings against literature and so were involved in spite of yourself .
[ adjective ] having a frequency below or above the range of human audibility
"a silent dog whistle"
[ adjective ] (of film) having no spoken dialogue and usually no soundtrack
"a silent movie"