Definition of silently in English:

silently

adverb

  • Without making any sound.

    ‘she sobbed silently in the corner’
    ‘he silently cursed himself for his actions’
    • ‘He silently pointed up and I nodded.’
    • ‘He nodded silently, scanning the paintings with impenetrable eyes.’
    • ‘Maybe he's just silently trying to remember his lines.’
    • ‘The camera is set up in a rural setting and pans silently across the flat horizon.’
    • ‘The victorious king, the living Apollo, stands silently with his court contemplating the dying dragon.’
    • ‘Carter is talkative, though there are a few gaps where he sits silently watching the film.’
    • ‘The main part of the film presents static, close-up images of two sports managers sitting silently on the sidelines of a football field in Krakow.’
    • ‘We will not stand by silently watching the destruction of the country and the people.’
    • ‘Silently, an immense silhouetted squirrel crouches on its haunches munching on a nut.’
    • ‘With open mouths, they silently glared at one another across the radii of the circle.’

Pronunciation

silently

/ˈsʌɪləntli/