Silent letter words/ Silent letter words list
Silent letter words/ Silent letter words list

What is a silent letter? 

A silent letter is one that does not match to any sound in the pronunciation of a word. The presence of a large number of silent letters, which cause the spelling of words to differ from their pronunciation, is one of the known challenges of English spelling.

Silent letter words in English:

The following is a list of commonly used English words that contain silent letters

Words with Silent Letter A

Automatically 

Basically

Chaotically

Logically

Practically

Specifically

Surgically

Artistically

Musically

Romantically

Stoically

Physically

Critically

Words with Silent Letter B

Climb

Comb

Crumb

Dumb

Lamb

Limb

Numb

Succumb

Thumb

Tomb

Womb

Bomb

Climber

Plumber

Debt

Doub

Subtle

Jamb

Words with Silent Letter C

Descent

Fascinate

Fluorescent

Scene

Scent

Science

Scissors

Muscle

Abscess

Abscend

Conscience

Conscious

Crescent 

Descend 

Disciple

Evanescent

Obscene

Resuscitate

Scenario

Ascent

Words with Silent Letter D

Badge

Bridge

Budget

Edge

Fridge

Judge

Knowledge

Handkerchief

Handsome

Sandwich

Wednesday

Gadget 

Wedge

Handful

Grandson

Ledger

Words with Silent Letter E

Before

Bridge

Example

Give

Have

Some

Breathe

Change

Clothes

Gene

Hate

Like

Love

Please

Vegetable

Plaque

Name

Words with Silent Letter G

Campaign

Design

Foreign

Reign

Sign

Daughter

Night

Thought

Through

Weigh

Gnarl

Gnome

Gnaw

Resign

Malign

High

Light 

Though

Align

Assign

Benign

Champagne

Cologne

Consign

Feign

Gnash

Gnat

Words with Silent Letter H

Chemistry

Mechanic

School

Stomach

Technology

Heir

Honest

Honour

Hour

What 

When 

Why

Which 

Whether 

Ghost 

While 

White 

Where 

Rhythm 

Architect

Chaos

Character

Chemical

Chemist

Echo

Monarch

Scheme

Technical

Ache

Anchor

Archeology

Charisma

Chlorine

Choir

Chord

Choreograph

Chrome

Orchestra

Psychic 

Tech

Words with Silent Letter I

Business

Parliament

Words with Silent Letter K

Knee

Knot

Know

Knob

Knock

Knight

Knickers

Knack

Knew

Knowledge 

Knit

Knead

Kneel

Knell

Knew

Knuckle

Knife

Knitting 

Words with Silent Letter L

Calm

Palm

Half

Calf

Almond

Yolk

Balm

Chalk

Talk

Walk

Salmon

Could

Would

Should

Folk

Colonel 

Words with Silent Letter M

Mnemonic

Mneme

Words with Silent Letter N

Damn

Autumn

Condemn

Column

Solemn

Hymn

Words with Silent Letter O

Colonial

Solution

Pollution

Words with Silent Letter P

Raspberry

Pneumonia

Coup

Receipt

Psychosis

Pneumatic

Cupboard

Psychic

Psychologist

Corps

Psychology

Pseudo

Psychiatrist

Psychiatry

Psychotherapy

Psychotic

Psalm 

Pterodactyl

Words with Silent Letter S

Island

Aisle

Debris

Isle

Patios

Viscount

Words with Silent Letter T

Fasten

Castle

Listen

Christmas

Often

Mortgage

Soften

Whistle 

Gourmet

Bustle

Rustle

Butcher

Scratch

Thistle

Watch

Nestle

Witch

Wrestle

Apostle

Hustle

Moisten

Bristle

Glisten

Chestnut

Ballet

Buffet

Crochet

Valet

Debut

Beret

Words with Silent Letter  U

Rogue

Vague

Biscuit

Build

Circuit

Guess

Guest

Disguise

Guilty

League

Antique

Guide

Guitar

Colleague

Guard

Guilt 

Tongue

Baguette 

Guise

Rogue

Silhouette

Words with Silent Letter W

Wrist

Write

Wrong

Wrinkles

Wrap

Answer

Who

Sword

Tw

Wrangle

Wreath

Wreck

Wrench

Wrestle

Wriggle

Wring

Awry

Playwright

Whole

Wrack

Wrapper

Wrath

Wreckage

Wretched

Whom

Whose

Words with Silent Letter X

Faux

Words with Silent Letter Z

Rendezvous