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Silent Letter Words

Many words in English have silent letters. Silent letters are letters that you can't hear when you say the word, but that are there when you write the word.

You can put your mouse over a word to see the silent letter highlighted. Click a word to hear the correct pronunciation.

Silent B: Silent C: Silent D: Silent G: Silent H: Silent K: Silent N: Silent P: Silent T: Silent U: Silent W:

aplomb
bomb
climb
comb
crumb
debt
doubt
dumb
jamb
lamb
limb
numb
plumb
subtle
succumb
thumb
tomb
womb

abscess
ascend
ascent
conscience
conscious
crescent
descend
descent
disciple
fascinate
fluorescent
incandescent
isosceles
luminescent
miscellaneous
muscle
obscene
resuscitate
scenario
scene
scent
scissors

handkerchief
sandwich #
Wednesday

align
assign
benign
campaign
champagne
cologne
consign
design
feign
foreign
gnarl
gnash
gnat
gnaw
gnome
gnu
reign
resign
sign

ache
anchor
archeology
architect
archives
chaos
character
characteristic
charisma
chemical
chemist
chemotherapy
chlorine
choir
cholera
chord
choreograph
chorus
Christian
Christmas
chrome
echo
leprechaun
loch
mechanical
melancholy
monarch
monochrome
orchestra
orchid
psychic
scheme
school
stomach
technical
technique
technology

knack
knapsack
knave
knead
knee
kneel
knell
knew
knickers
knife
knight
knit
knob
knock
knoll
knot
know
knowledge
knuckle

autumn
column
condemn
damn
hymn
solemn

psychology
pneumonia
pseudo
psychiatrist
psychiatry
psychotherapy
psychotic
receipt

apostle
bristle
bustle
castle
fasten
glisten
hustle
jostle
listen
moisten
mortgage
often *
nestle
rustle
soften *
thistle
trestle
whistle
wrestle

baguette
biscuit
build
built
circuit
disguise
guess
guest
guide
guild
guile
guillotine
guilt
guilty
guise
guitar
rogue
silhouette

awry
playwright
sword
wrack
wrangle
wrap
wrapper
wrath
wreak
wreath
wreck
wreckage
wren
wrench
wrest
wrestle
wretch
wretched
wriggle
wring
wrinkle
wrist
writ
write
writhe
wrong
wrote
wrought
wrung
wry

* Note: These words can be pronounced with or without the silent letter /t/
# Note: This word can be pronunced with or without the silent letter /d/