moment of silence

Definition of moment of silence

  1. :  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

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

    :  a comparatively brief period of time

    :  present time

  1. :  forbearance from speech or noise :  muteness

    :  absence of sound or noise :  stillness

    :  absence of mention:

  1. :  to compel or reduce to silence :  still

    :  suppress

    :  to cause to cease hostile firing or criticism

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