silent service

noun

Definition of silent service

1 : navy used with the
2 : the submarine service used with the

Examples of silent service in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Gamers can get a taste of the silent service October 31. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "World of Warships dives deep for new players, adding submarines to popular naval combat game," 18 Sep. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'silent service.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of silent service

circa 1929, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about silent service

Share silent service

Statistics for silent service

Last Updated

26 Nov 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for silent service

The first known use of silent service was circa 1929

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on silent service

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with silent service

Comments on silent service

What made you want to look up silent service? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

important, real, or meaningful

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!