Definitions for silence

Definitions for (noun) silence

Main entry: muteness, silence

Definition: a refusal to speak when expected

Usage: his silence about my contribution was surprising

Main entry: silence, secrecy, secretiveness

Definition: the trait of keeping things secret

Main entry: quiet, silence

Definition: the absence of sound

Usage: he needed silence in order to sleep; the street was quiet

Main entry: silence

Definition: the state of being silent (as when no one is speaking)

Usage: there was a shocked silence; he gestured for silence

Definitions for (verb) silence

Main entry: hush, hush up, still, shut up, silence, quieten

Definition: cause to be quiet or not talk

Usage: Please silence the children in the church!

Main entry: silence

Definition: keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure

Usage: All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power

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