silent auction

noun

: an auction in which sealed bids are submitted beforehand

Examples of silent auction in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ideal for wine tastings, silent auctions, and registration areas, The Americana Room invites guests to immerse themselves in the rich heritage of Santa Anita Park amidst classic sophistication. Branded Content Contributor, Orange County Register, 31 May 2024 There will also be a silent auction held during the month. Jaylon Thompson, Kansas City Star, 25 May 2024 The event will include one tasting wine flight with each registration, a silent auction, raffle prizes and light snacks. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 May 2024 There will be a silent auction following the performance featuring a variety of plants, gift certificates and other items. John Coffren, Baltimore Sun, 1 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for silent auction 

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of silent auction was in 1866

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“Silent auction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silent%20auction. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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