silent

silent
adjective
1) stumm; (noiseless) unhörbar; (still) still

be silent — (say nothing) schweigen; (be still) still sein; (not be working) [Maschine:] stillstehen; [Waffen:] schweigen

fall silent — verstummen

keep or remain silent — (lit. or fig.) schweigen; [jemand, der verhört wird:] beharrlich schweigen

2) (taciturn) schweigsam
3) (Ling.) stumm
4) (Cinemat.)

silent film — Stummfilm, der

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[-t]
adjective
1) (free from noise: The house was empty and silent.)
2) (not speaking: He was silent on that subject.) schweigsam
3) (not making any noise: This lift is quite silent.) ruhig
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si·lent
[ˈsaɪlənt]
adj
1. (without noise) still; (not active) ruhig
the empty house was completely \silent in dem leeren Haus herrschte absolute Stille
to keep \silent still sein, sich akk still verhalten
2. (not talking) schweigsam, still
to be \silent schweigen
to be \silent as the grave schweigen wie ein Grab
to be \silent on [or about] sth über etw akk verschwiegen sein, sich akk über etw akk ausschweigen
to fall \silent in Schweigen verfallen
to go \silent verstummen
to keep \silent about sth sich akk über etw akk nicht äußern; (on a confidential matter) über etw akk Stillschweigen bewahren geh
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['saɪlənt]
1. adj
1) still; (= not talking also) schweigsam; engine, machine etc (= running quietly) ruhig

to fall or become silent — still werden; (people also, guns) verstummen

to keep or remain silent — still sein or bleiben, sich still verhalten

be silent! —

the guns are silent — die Waffen schweigen

ovarian cancer is a silent killer — Eierstockkrebs tötet auf leise or unbemerkte Art

his father was the strong silent type — sein Vater war ein schweigsamer, willensstarker Typ

2)

(= not giving comment) to be silent —

to be silent about or on sth — über etw (acc) schweigen or Stillschweigen bewahren

the law is silent on this point — das Gesetz schweigt zu diesem Punkt

to keep or remain silent — nichts sagen, sich nicht äußern

he kept completely silent when questioned — er sagte kein einziges Wort or überhaupt nichts, als man ihn verhörte

everyone kept silent — keiner sagte etwas

you have the right to remain silent — Sie haben das Recht zu schweigen

to give sb the silent treatment — jdn mit Schweigen strafen

a silent witness — ein stummer Zeuge, eine stumme Zeugin

3) (= quiet, wordless) protest still; agreement, disapproval (still)schweigend attr

silent demonstration — Schweigemarsch m

4) (FILM)

or movie (esp US) — Stummfilm m

the silent era — die Stummfilmzeit

5) (LING

= not pronounced) silent letter — stummer Buchstabe

the "k" is silent in the word "knee" —

silent "h" — stummes "h"

2. pl (Brit FILM)
die Stummfilme pl
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silent [ˈsaılənt]
A adj (adv silently)
1. still, ruhig, schweigsam:
be (oder remain) silent (sich aus)schweigen (on über akk);
be silent! sei(d) still!;
history is silent upon (oder as to) this darüber schweigt die Geschichte;
the silent majority die schweigende Mehrheit
2. still (Gebet etc), stumm (Herzinfarkt etc; auch LING Buchstabe)
3. fig heimlich, stillschweigend (Zustimmung)
4. auch TECH leise, geräuschlos
5. untätig (Vulkan): academic.ru/53759/partner">partner A 2, partnership 1
6. MED latent (Krankheit)
7. Stummfilm…:
silent star;
silent film B
B s Stummfilm m
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adjective
1) stumm; (noiseless) unhörbar; (still) still

be silent — (say nothing) schweigen; (be still) still sein; (not be working) [Maschine:] stillstehen; [Waffen:] schweigen

fall silent — verstummen

keep or remain silent — (lit. or fig.) schweigen; [jemand, der verhört wird:] beharrlich schweigen

2) (taciturn) schweigsam
3) (Ling.) stumm
4) (Cinemat.)

silent film — Stummfilm, der

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adj.
ruhig adj.
still adj.
wortkarg adj.

English-german dictionary. 2013.

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