Silent letters in English! Learn a full list of silent letters from A to Z to improve your pronunciation! A silent letter is a letter that appears in a particular word but not pronounced such as the ‘b’ in ‘douBt’/daʊt /.
There are a lot of silent letters in English, and they create problems for both native and non-native speakers of English because they make it more difficult to guess the spelling of many spoken words or the pronunciation of many written words.
Silent Letters from A-Z
Here is the list of Silent Letters in English:
Silent A – artistically, logically, musically, romantically, stoically
Silent B – aplomb, bomb, climb, comb, coulomb, crumb, debt, doubt, dumb, jamb, lamb, limb, numb, plumb, subtle, succumb, thumb, tomb, womb
Silent C – abscess, abscend, ascent, conscience, conscious, crescent, descend, descent, disciple, evanesce, fascinate, fluorescent, muscle, obscene, resuscitate, scenario, science, scene, scissors
Silent D – bridge, edge, handkerchief, handsome, handful, grandson, ledger, sandwich, Wednesday
Silent E – plaque, vegetable, bridge, clothes, hate, name, like, breathe
Silent G – align, assign, benign, champagne, cologne, consign, design, feign, foreign, gnarly, gnash, gnat, gnaw, gnome, gnomic, high, light, reign, resign, sign
Silent H – anchor, archeology, architect, archives, chaos, character, characteristic, charisma, chemical, choreograph, chorus, Christian, Christmas, echo, hour, ghost, when, where, whether, which, while, white, why
Silent K – knack, knave, knead, knee, kneel, kneel, knew, knickers, knife, knight, knit, knob, knock, knoll, knot, know, knowledge, knuckle
Silent L – would, should, calf, half, salmon, talk, yolk
Silent P – psychology, pneumonia, pseudo, psychiatrist, psychiatry, psychotherapy, psychotic, receipt, corps, coup, cupboard, psalm, raspberry
Silent S – aisle, island, debris, isle, patios, viscount.
Silent T – apostle, bristle, bustle, castle, fasten, glisten, hustle, listen, moisten, often
Silent N – autumn, column, condemn, damn, hymn, solemn, chimney, government
Silent U – baguette, biscuit, build, circuit, disguise, guess, guest, guide, guild, guilt, guise, guitar, rogue, silhouette
Silent W – awry, playwright, sword, wrack, wrangle, wrap, wrapper, wrath, wreak, wreath, wreck, wrestle, wriggle, wring, wrinkle, wrist, writ, write, wrong, wrote.
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