Silent letter in english

Words with Silent Letter I

Words with Silent Letter I

What is a silent letter?

A silent letter is a letter that, in a particular word, does not correspond to any sound in the word’s pronunciation. One of the noted difficulties of English spelling is a high number of silent letters, they make the spelling of words different from their pronunciation.

List of Words with Silent Letter I

Here’s a list of “silent letters I” in English.

  • Business
  • Parliament
  • Colleague
  • Heir
  • Vain
  • Feign
  • Foreign
  • Sovereign
  • Reign
  • Forfeit

Silent I words with meaning and examples

Here are the silent ‘I’ words with their meanings and examples:

Meaning: The practice of making one’s living by engaging in commerce.
Example: She runs a small business selling handmade crafts.

Meaning: The supreme legislative body in a country.
Example: The new law was debated in parliament for several weeks.

Meaning: A person with whom one works, especially in a profession or business.
Example: She often collaborates with her colleague on research projects.

Meaning: A person legally entitled to the property or rank of another on that person’s death.
Example: As the sole heir, she inherited her grandmother’s estate.

Meaning: Having or showing an excessively high opinion of one’s appearance, abilities, or worth.
Example: His vain attempts to impress her were met with indifference.

Meaning: Pretend to be affected by (a feeling, state, or injury).
Example: She tried to feign surprise when she heard the news.

Meaning: From or in a country that is not one’s own.
Example: He studied foreign languages at the university.

Meaning: A supreme ruler, especially a monarch.
Example: The sovereign’s decisions were respected by all.

Meaning: The period during which a sovereign rules.
Example: Queen Elizabeth’s reign is one of the longest in British history.

Meaning: Lose or be deprived of (property or a right or privilege) as a penalty for wrongdoing.
Example: If you cancel your reservation, you will forfeit your deposit.

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