Words with Silent Letter T! A silent letter is a letter that appears in a particular word, but does not correspond to any sound in the word’s pronunciation. The letter T is relatively silent in English, appearing in a number of words with little or no sound.
The most common silent T words are probably httle and castle. Other words that contain a silent T include Christmas, fasten, listen, often, and soften. In each of these cases, the letter T falls between two vowel letters which form a diphthong. When this happens, the T is typically not pronounced.
There are also a number of one-syllable words with a silent T. These include brink, debt, doubt, wrist, and yield. In most cases, the silent T comes at the end of the word after another consonant letter.
Words with Silent Letter T