silent film

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silent film (countable and uncountable, plural silent films)

  1. (cinematography) A film with no synchronized recorded sound, especially spoken dialogue.
    • 2009, Neil McDonald, Quadrant, November 2009, No. 461 (Volume LIII, Number 11), Quadrant Magazine Limited, page 104:
      Lewis Stone as the Marquis gives one of the greatest performances in silent film I have ever seen.