silent auction

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silent auction (plural silent auctions)

  1. An auction where people bid on a piece of paper, and whoever has the highest bid wins the item.
    • 2003, Kevin B. Kent, Fundraising for the small community, page 43
      A well-run silent auction for a normal event should raise anything between $500 and $3000 and sometimes, considerably more.