moment of silence

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of moment of silence

: a short period of silent thought or prayer
  • The crowd observed a moment of silence for those who died in the tragedy.

Word by Word Definitions

moment play
  1. : a minute portion or point of time : instant

  2. : a comparatively brief period of time

  3. : present time

silence play
  1. : forbearance from speech or noise : muteness

  2. : absence of sound or noise : stillness

  3. : absence of mention:

  1. : to compel or reduce to silence : still

  2. : suppress

  3. : to cause to cease hostile firing or criticism


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