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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [silt]
    • /sɪlt/
    • /sɪlt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [silt]
    • /sɪlt/

Definitions of silty word

  • noun silty earthy matter, fine sand, or the like carried by moving or running water and deposited as a sediment. 1
  • verb without object silty to become filled or choked up with silt. 1
  • verb with object silty to fill or choke up with silt. 1
  • adjective silty containing sediment 1
  • adjective silty of, like, or full of silt 0

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Origin of silty

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50; late Middle English cylte gravel, perhaps orig. salty deposit; compare Old English unsylt unsalted, unseasoned, sylting seasoning, syltan to salt, season, Norwegian sylt salty swamp, German Sülze salt marsh, brine

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Parts of speech for Silty


silty popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 56% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

silty usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for silty

adjective silty

  • alluvial — Alluvial soils are soils which consist of earth and sand left behind on land which has been flooded or where a river once flowed.

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