how to pronounce silent


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The above transcription of silent is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

silent is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of silent in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… It is in that I do not remain silent something I will have to say and at least it arrived …”

meaning of silent

Silent means not making a sound.

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