Silent Letters: Useful List of Words with Silent Letters

Words with Silent Letters from A-Z! Learn List of Words with 16 Silent Letters in English with ESL printable worksheet and pronunciation video.

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.

Words With Silent Letters in English

Here’s a list of common words with silent letters in English.

Words With Silent Letters in English

Words with Silent Letter A

  • Artistically
  • Logically
  • Musically
  • Physically
  • Critically

Words with Silent Letter B

  • Aplomb
  • Bomb
  • Climb
  • Comb
  • Coulomb
  • Crumb
  • Debt
  • Doubt
  • Dumb
  • Jamb
  • Lamb
  • Limb
  • Numb
  • Plumber
  • Subtle
  • Succumb
  • Thumb
  • Tomb
  • Womb

Words with Silent Letter C

  • Abscess
  • Ascend
  • Ascent
  • Conscience
  • Conscious
  • Crescent
  • Descend
  • Disciple
  • Evanesce
  • Fascinate
  • Fluorescent
  • Muscle
  • Obscene
  • Resuscitate
  • Scenario
  • Scene
  • Scent
  • Science
  • Scissors
  • Transcend

Words with Silent Letter D

  • Badge
  • Edge
  • Handkerchief
  • Handsome
  • Hedge
  • Sandwich
  • Wedge
  • Wednesday

Words with Silent Letter E

  • Age
  • Breathe
  • Bridge
  • Change
  • Clothes
  • Gene
  • Hate
  • Like
  • Love
  • Please
  • Vegetable

Words with Silent Letter G

  • Align
  • Assign
  • Benign
  • Campaign
  • Champagne
  • Cologne
  • Consign
  • Design
  • Feign
  • Foreign
  • Gnarl
  • Gnarly
  • Gnome
  • Reign
  • Resign
  • Sign

Words with Silent Letter H

  • Ache
  • Anchor
  • Archaeology
  • Architect
  • Chaos
  • Character
  • Charisma
  • Chemical
  • Chlorine
  • Choir
  • Chord
  • Choreograph
  • Chrome
  • Echo
  • Ghost
  • Honest
  • Hour
  • Mechanic
  • Monarchy
  • Orchestra
  • Psychic
  • Rhythm
  • Scheme
  • School
  • Stomach
  • Tech
  • What
  • When
  • Where
  • Whether
  • Which
  • While
  • White
  • Why

Words with Silent Letter I

  • Business
  • Parliament

Words with Silent Letter K

  • Knack
  • Knead
  • Knee
  • Kneel
  • Knew
  • Knickers
  • Knife
  • Knight
  • Knitting
  • Knob
  • Knock
  • Knot
  • Know
  • Knowledge
  • Knuckle

Words with Silent Letter L

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

Words with Silent Letter N

  • Autumn
  • Column
  • Damn
  • Hymn

Words with Silent Letter P

  • Coup
  • Cupboad
  • Pneumonia
  • Pseudo
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychic
  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychotic
  • Raspberry
  • Receipt

Words With Silent Letters in English

Words with Silent Letter S

  • Aisle
  • Island
  • Patios

Words with Silent Letter T

  • Apostle
  • Bristle
  • Bustle
  • Butcher
  • Castle
  • Christmas
  • Fasten
  • Glisten
  • Hustle
  • Listen
  • Match
  • Moisten
  • Mortgage
  • Nestle
  • Often
  • Rustle
  • Scratch
  • Soften
  • Thistle
  • Watch
  • Whistle
  • Witch
  • Wrestle

Words with Silent Letter U

  • Baguette
  • Biscuit
  • Building
  • Circuit
  • Disguise
  • Guard
  • Guess
  • Guest
  • Guild
  • Guile
  • Guilt
  • Guitar
  • Rogue
  • Silhouette
  • Tongue
  • Vogue

Words with Silent Letter W

  • Answer
  • Awry
  • Playwright
  • Sword
  • Two
  • Whole
  • Wrack
  • Wrap
  • Wrapper
  • Wrath
  • Wreath
  • Wreck
  • Wreckage
  • Wren
  • Wrench
  • Wrestling
  • Wretched
  • Wriggle
  • Wring
  • Wrinkle
  • Wrist
  • Wrong
  • Wrote

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Luyen Pham
Luyen Pham
1 year ago

Excellent!

Luyen Pham
Luyen Pham
1 year ago

Well done!

Phyo
Phyo
11 months ago
Reply to  Luyen Pham

Excuse me,!receipt?

Karen Walsh
Karen Walsh
1 year ago

Really helpful for my classes! Thank you!

Maite
Maite
1 year ago

Very interesting

G.Giriprasad
G.Giriprasad
1 year ago

Good material for teaching English to non native speakers in Hyderabad India

UR MOMS A HOE
UR MOMS A HOE
9 months ago
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bum

Melissa
Melissa
3 months ago
Reply to  UR MOMS A HOE

Who ever the fuck this is. Your mom’s a fat ugly hoe

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