moment of silence
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
: a minute portion or point of time : instant
: a comparatively brief period of time
: present time
: forbearance from speech or noise : muteness
: absence of sound or noise : stillness
: absence of mention:
: to compel or reduce to silence : still
: to cause to cease hostile firing or criticism
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