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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
silent /'sailənt/
  • tính từ
    • không nói, ít nói, làm thinh
      • the report is silent on that point: bản báo cáo không nói gì về điểm đó
      • a silent man: người ít nói
      • to keep silent: cứ làm thinh
    • yên lặng, yên tĩnh, tĩnh mịch, thanh vắng
      • silent night: đêm thanh vắng
    • câm, không nói
      • silentletter: chữ câm
      • silent film: phim câm
Concise Dictionary
silents'saɪlənt
adj.
+marked by absence of sound
+failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to
+indicated by necessary connotation though not expressed directly
+not made to sound
+having a frequency below or above the range of human audibility
+unable to speak because of hereditary deafness

Thesaurus Dictionary
adj.
1 quiet, still, soundless, noiseless, tranquil, hushed, shushed, mute; calm, serene, placid, peaceful, pacific, unagitated, unruffled, untroubled, undisturbed, Literary stilly:
After the children left the house fell silent. Not a mouse stirred in the silent city
2 uncommunicative, mute, close-mouthed, taciturn, reticent, reserved, mum, tight-lipped, secretive:
Millie told me a great deal about her children but was silent on the subject of her own activities
3 unspeaking, unspoken, mute, unexpressed, tacit, understood, implicit, implied, unstated, unsaid:
There is a silent agreement among the islanders not to reveal where the whisky is hidden.
4 inactive, non-participating, passive, quiescent, Brit sleeping:
Although John runs the company, he has several silent partners.
5 unpronounced, unuttered, not sounded, Technical aphonic:
The g in sign is silent, like the k in know and the l in could .
Advanced English Dictionary
+ adjective
1 (of a person) not speaking: to remain / stay / keep silent + They huddled together in silent groups. + As the curtain rose, the audience fell silent. + He gave me the silent treatment (= did not speak to me because he was angry).
2 [only before noun] (especially of a man) not talking very much
Synonym: QUIET
He's the strong, silent type.
3 where there is little or no sound; making little or no sound
Synonym: QUIET
At last the traffic fell silent. + The streets were silent and deserted.
4 [only before noun] not expressed with words or sound: a silent prayer / protest + They nodded in silent agreement.
5 ~ (on / about sth) not giving information about sth; refusing to speak about sth: The report is strangely silent on this issue. + the right to remain silent (= the legal right not to say anything when you are arrested)
6 [only before noun] (of old films / movies) with pictures but no sound: a silent film / movie + stars of the silent screen
7 (of a letter in a word) written but not pronounced: The 'b' in 'lamb' is silent.
Collocation Dictionary
adj

VERBS

be, seem | become, fall, go, grow
The crowd fell silent as she began to speak. The room grew silent as the men entered.
| keep, lie, remain, sit, stand, stay
I could not keep silent any longer. The street lay silent and deserted. She sat silent throughout the meal.

ADV.

remarkably, unusually | absolutely, completely, perfectly, quite, totally, utterly | almost, virtually
The new bus is virtually silent.
| largely
an issue about which the researchers are largely silent
| fairly, rather | suddenly | eerily, strangely
The street was strangely silent.
| grimly, obstinately, resolutely, stubbornly
Len remained obstinately silent.
| uncomfortably
For long periods they were uncomfortably silent because they could think of nothing to say.
| uncharacteristically

PREP.

about
They had kept remarkably silent about their intentions.
| on
The report was silent on that subject.


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