English - Vietnamese Dictionary
silent /'sailənt/Concise Dictionary
- 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
+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
Advanced English Dictionary
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 .
+ adjectiveCollocation Dictionary
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
He's the strong, silent type.
3 where there is little or no sound; making little or no sound
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.
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.
remarkably, unusually | absolutely, completely, perfectly, quite, totally, utterly | almost, virtually
The new bus is virtually silent.
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.
For long periods they were uncomfortably silent because they could think of nothing to say.
They had kept remarkably silent about their intentions.
The report was silent on that subject.
Random quote: It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.: MoliereLatest queries: cayenne, jerkin, cellist, self-deception, jerkwater, luckless, celtic, jester, centenarian, jetliner, pedicure, embezzle, interception, judgmental, centigrade, get around, maim, jut, alaska, silent,