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Words with Silent Letter N

Words with Silent Letter N

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 N

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

  • Autumn
  • Column
  • Condemn
  • Damn
  • Hymn
  • Hymn
  • Solemn
  • Gnarl
  • Gnash
  • Gnat

Silent N words with meaning and examples

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

Here are words with a silent “N” letter along with their meanings and examples:


  • Meaning: The season between summer and winter.
  • Example: The leaves turn brilliant colors in autumn.


  • Meaning: A vertical division of a page or text.
  • Example: She wrote her opinion in the newspaper column.


  • Meaning: To express strong disapproval of.
  • Example: The council condemned the building as unsafe.


  • Meaning: To condemn or criticize severely.
  • Example: He said he didn’t give a damn about the rules.


  • Meaning: A religious song or poem of praise.
  • Example: The choir sang a beautiful hymn.


  • Meaning: Formal and dignified; serious.
  • Example: The ceremony was a solemn occasion.


  • Meaning: To twist into a knotty shape.
  • Example: The old tree had gnarled branches.


  • Meaning: To grind (one’s teeth) together, typically as a sign of anger.
  • Example: He gnashed his teeth in frustration.


  • Meaning: A small, two-winged fly that resembles a mosquito.
  • Example: The picnic was spoiled by the gnats buzzing around.


  • Meaning: To bite at or nibble something persistently.
  • Example: The dog gnawed on the bone for hours.

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