Silent Letters: A Huge List of Spelling Words with Silent Letters in English

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 Aartistically, 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 Kknack, 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 Ppsychology, 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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iyad
iyad
3 years ago

Is L in walk silent?

B. Sarita
B. Sarita
3 years ago
Reply to  iyad

Yes it is w-au-k.

Janniene
Janniene
3 years ago
Reply to  B. Sarita

Yes ma`am

GOOLD chali
GOOLD chali
3 years ago
Reply to  Janniene

I don’t know what thes can you help me

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  iyad

No

esther wambui
esther wambui
8 months ago
Reply to  iyad

yes

Saurav Sharma
Saurav Sharma
1 month ago
Reply to  iyad

Yess; You pronounce Walk as Wauk!

Janniene
Janniene
3 years ago

erect (silent u)
what is it?
Question : solve THIS clue with silent letter words

frank
frank
2 years ago

coupe, loupe, gouda, could, would, should, soup, trouble, double…….silent ‘o’, sounds like ’cute/suit’ or ‘truck/duck’ or ‘push/pull’.

Rajput smruti Suresh bhai
Rajput smruti Suresh bhai
2 years ago

B

Ooga Wooga
Ooga Wooga
2 years ago

Hi

Last edited 2 years ago by Ooga Wooga
Joe
Joe
2 years ago

Pretty good list until it gets to “T” and at that point it becomes lazy linguist hour or the possessor of heavy full tongue barbaric speech.

prapti
prapti
2 years ago

hiiiii

bharath
bharath
1 year ago

What is the silent letter of word straight

bharath
bharath
1 year ago

What is the silent letter in the word straight

Gajaj Bash
Gajaj Bash
11 months ago
Reply to  bharath

i

johnny jonas
johnny jonas
1 year ago

fortnite

Teacher
Teacher
1 year ago

Since when is the n (!!) silent in chimney?

Stuart Davies
Stuart Davies
1 year ago

abscend is not a word. It doesn’t exist.

Stuart Davies
Stuart Davies
1 year ago

You haven’t got a clue. Patios is the plural of patio and the S is pronounced as a Z. Stop misleading people who are trying to learn English.

Stuart Davies
Stuart Davies
1 year ago

In Chimney, the ‘n’ is pronounced.
I suspect that you’ve just copied and pasted these words without even checking whether they’re right or not.

Slavena
Slavena
1 year ago

The N in “chimney” is not silent.

charlotte
charlotte
1 year ago

n is not silent in chimney .. sounds weird to say chimmy even if you say it really fast

Lindsay Wilkinson
Lindsay Wilkinson
1 year ago

Chimney does not contain a silent N. Without the N, the word would be CHIMEY.

Lindsay Wilkinson
Lindsay Wilkinson
1 year ago

GOVERNMENT only has a silent N in the middle if you mispronounce it. Yes, I am actually English and teach the subject; I don’t use the simplified, bastardised version of my Mother tongue so popular with Americans.

Danoel
Danoel
8 months ago

What of x y z

Lskskssk
Lskskssk
6 months ago

Keiskkskssksksksk

Aaron Gonsalves
Aaron Gonsalves
3 months ago

Please add grade 8 and 9 level also

Aaron Gonsalves
Aaron Gonsalves
3 months ago

what

Aaron Gonsalves
Aaron Gonsalves
3 months ago

yes

rachael Carangelo
rachael Carangelo
10 days ago

hi