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Definition of 'silence'

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Noun

  1. the state of being silent (as when no one is speaking); "there was a shocked silence"; "he gestured for silence"
  2. the absence of sound; "he needed silence in order to sleep"; "the street was quiet"
       Synonyms: quiet
       Antonyms: sound
  3. a refusal to speak when expected; "his silence about my contribution was surprising"
       Synonyms: muteness
  4. the trait of keeping things secret
       Synonyms: secrecy secretiveness

Verb

  1. cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"
       Synonyms: hush quieten still shut up hush up
       Antonyms: louden
  2. keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure; "All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power"


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