silence is golden

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of silence is golden

used to say that it is often better to remain silent than to speak

Word by Word Definitions

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

golden play
  1. : consisting of, relating to, or containing gold

  2. : being or having the color gold or the color of gold

  3. : blond


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