silently

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EtymologyEdit

silent +‎ -ly

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsaɪləntli/
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AdverbEdit

silently (comparative more silently, superlative most silently)

  1. In a silent manner; making no noise.
  2. Of an edit or change to a text, without explicit acknowledgment.
    • 2018, James Lambert, “Setting the Record Straight: An In-depth Examination of Hobson-Jobson”, in International Journal of Lexicography, volume 31, number 4, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/ijl/ecy010, page 496:
      There never was an English-language text, either in 1561 or 1859. Yule and Burnell have silently provided a translation.

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