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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sahy-luh nt]
    • /ˈsaɪ lənt/
    • /ˈsaɪ.lənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sahy-luh nt]
    • /ˈsaɪ lənt/

Definitions of silently word

  • adjective silently making no sound; quiet; still: a silent motor. 1
  • adjective silently refraining from speech. 1
  • adjective silently speechless; mute. 1
  • adjective silently not inclined to speak; taciturn; reticent. 1
  • adjective silently characterized by absence of speech or sound: a silent prayer. 1
  • adjective silently unspoken; tacit: a silent assent. 1

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Origin of silently

First appearance:

before 1555
One of the 31% oldest English words
1555-65; < Latin silent- (stem of silēns), present participle of silēre to be quiet; see -ent

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Parts of speech for Silently


silently popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 97% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for silently

adverb silently

  • faintly — lacking brightness, vividness, clearness, loudness, strength, etc.: a faint light; a faint color; a faint sound.
  • inwardly — in or on, or with reference to, the inside or inner part; internally.
  • mutely — silent; refraining from speech or utterance.
  • noiselessly — accompanied by or making little or no noise; silent; quiet: a noiseless step; a noiseless typewriter.
  • quietly — making no noise or sound, especially no disturbing sound: quiet neighbors.

Antonyms for silently

adv silently

  • aloud — When you say something, read, or laugh aloud, you speak or laugh so that other people can hear you.
  • articulately — uttered clearly in distinct syllables.
  • audibly — capable of being heard; loud enough to be heard; actually heard.
  • blatantly — Blatantly is used to add emphasis when you are describing states or situations which you think are bad.
  • conspicuously — easily seen or noticed; readily visible or observable: a conspicuous error.

adverb silently

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