silent

silent
silent [ˈsaɪlənt]
1. adjective
   a. ( = making no noise) silencieux
• to be silent rester silencieux
• to fall silent se taire
• to look at sb in silent contempt regarder qn en silence et avec mépris
• to watch in silent despair observer avec un désespoir muet
• to make a silent protest protester en silence
   b. ( = saying nothing) to be silent (about sth) garder le silence (sur qch)
• you have the right to remain silent vous avez le droit de garder le silence
   c. ( = taciturn) taciturne
   d. [film] muet
   e. [letter] muet
2. compounds
► silent partner noun (US) (associé m) commanditaire m
* * *
['saɪlənt]
adjective
1) (quiet) silencieux/-ieuse

to be silent — se taire

to remain ou stay silent — rester silencieux

to fall silent — se taire

2) (taciturn) taciturne
3) (unexpressed) [disapproval, prayer] muet/muette
4) Cinema muet/muette

the silent screen — le cinéma muet

5) Linguistics muet/muette
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as silent as the grave — muet comme une tombe


English-French dictionary. 2013.

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