[ noun ] (film,performing arts) a movie without a soundtrack
Used in print(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
Each frame comes between the light and the lens and is individually projected on the screen , at the rate , for silent_movies , of 16 frames per second , and , for sound films , 24 frames per second .(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)
All about me there was a hectic interplay of meetings taking_place , like abrupt , jerky scenes in old silent_movies , joyous greetings and beginnings , huggings and kissings , enthusiastic forays into the festive night .