Definition: particles of sediment that are moved by the force of water before falling to the bottom of a pond, river, or other type of water source
Part of Speech: Noun
Synonym(s): deposit, residue
1. After the storm, the beach was covered in silt from the lake.
2. When engineers drained the river, they found countless particles of silt at the lowest level of the waterway.
3. Silt consists of mud, dirt, and other sedimentary particles that are moved to the bottom of a water source.