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 british english:

“… be silent he could decide that whatever …”

meaning of silent

Silent means not making a sound.

silent frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word silent occurs in english on average 38 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics silent can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that silent can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to silent


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