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silent

Cinema
1. denoting a film that has no accompanying soundtrack, esp one made before 1927, when such soundtracks were developed
2. a silent film
References in classic literature ?
It's quite a clear case," said the hitherto silent Gania.
Denham found himself sitting silent, rejecting possible things to say, beside Katharine, who was silent too.
To speak or to be silent was equally an effort, for when they were silent they were keenly conscious of each other's presence, and yet words were either too trivial or too large.
Beside me frolicked a laughing brooklet, hurrying upon its noisy way down to the silent sea.
Many a time he had asked himself what Trent would do if he knew - only the fear of his complete ignorance of the man had kept him silent all these years.
He has the advantage (in cases of illness) of being a very silent, undemonstrative person.
The lovers now stood both silent and trembling, Sophia being unable to withdraw her hand from Jones, and he almost as unable to hold it; when the scene, which I believe some of my readers will think had lasted long enough, was interrupted by one of so different a nature, that we shall reserve the relation of it for a different chapter.
When Zarathustra so spake, his disciple resented it, but was silent.
Then, when he had said enough and paused, the colonel, who had been silent till then, began to talk.
The automobile, a stout, silent man at the helm, throbbed in the nervous way automobiles have when standing still, suggesting somehow that it were best to talk quick, as they can give you only a few minutes before dashing on to keep some other appointment.
It was nearly two hours before day-break; that time which in the autumn of the year, may be truly called the dead of night; when the streets are silent and deserted; when even sounds appear to slumber, and profligacy and riot have staggered home to dream; it was at this still and silent hour, that Fagin sat watching in his old lair, with face so distorted and pale, and eyes so red and blood-shot, that he looked less like a man, than like some hideous phantom, moist from the grave, and worried by an evil spirit.
Stephen was silent again until they had turned out of the sun into a side lane, all grassy and sheltered.