Learner's definition of SILENT
1 : not speaking or making noise : quiet 2 always used before a noun, [more silent; most silent] : tending not to talk much 3 : not having or making any sound or noise
He said he would call me, but the phone was silent all day.
The radio went silent. [=dead]
A long, silent pause followed her reply.
4 always used before a noun : done, felt, or expressed without speaking
She offered a silent prayer of thanks for her family's safety.
They nodded their heads in silent agreement.
He turned his back on the president in silent protest.
5 : giving no information about something or refusing to discuss something
History books are silent about this shameful incident in our nation's past.
The president remained silent on the issue of funding.
You have the right to remain silent. [=the legal right not to say anything when you are arrested]
6 grammar : written in the spelling of a word but not pronounced
always used before a noun of movies
7 a : not having spoken dialogue b : of or relating to movies that have no spoken dialogue