silent auction

noun
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of silent auction

:an auction in which sealed bids are submitted beforehand

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First Known Use of silent auction

1952


SILENT AUCTION Defined for English Language Learners

silent auction

noun

Definition of silent auction for English Language Learners

  • : an auction in which people write down their bids for the things being sold


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