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Words with Silent Letter L

Words with Silent Letter L

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 L

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

  • Almond
  • Balm
  • Calf
  • Calm
  • Chalk
  • Could
  • Folk
  • Half
  • Palm
  • Salmon
  • Should
  • Talk
  • Walk
  • Would
  • Yolk

Silent L words with meaning and examples

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


  • Meaning: An edible nut-like seed of the almond tree.
  • Example: She sprinkled sliced almonds on her salad.


  • Meaning: A soothing substance or one that gives relief.
  • Example: He applied lip balm to prevent chapping.


  • Meaning: The young of certain mammals such as cows and elephants.
  • Example: The farmer bottle-fed the newborn calf.


  • Meaning: Not showing or feeling nervousness, anger, or other strong emotions.
  • Example: She remained calm during the emergency.


  • Meaning: A soft white limestone used for writing or drawing.
  • Example: The teacher wrote the lesson on the blackboard with chalk.


  • Meaning: Past tense of ‘can’; used to indicate possibility.
  • Example: If we leave now, we could catch the bus.


  • Meaning: People in general.
  • Example: The town folk gathered for the annual festival.


  • Meaning: One of two equal parts into which something is divided.
  • Example: He ate half of the pizza for lunch.


  • Meaning: The inner surface of the hand between the wrist and fingers.
  • Example: She held the coin in her palm.


  • Meaning: A type of large fish that is commonly eaten as food.
  • Example: We had grilled salmon for dinner.


  • Meaning: Used to indicate obligation, duty, or correctness.
  • Example: You should apologize for your mistake.


  • Meaning: To speak in order to give information or express ideas or feelings.
  • Example: They like to talk about their travels.


  • Meaning: To move at a regular pace by lifting and setting down each foot in turn.
  • Example: We decided to walk to the park instead of driving.


  • Meaning: Past tense of ‘will’; used to indicate a future intention from the past.
  • Example: She said she would call later.


  • Meaning: The yellow part of an egg.
  • Example: The recipe calls for two egg yolks.

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