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silence

noun

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1 incapacity for or restraint from speaking
  • The violinist expects complete silence from the audience during his concerts.
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2 the near or complete absence of sound
  • The silence of the garden was refreshing after the din of the party inside.
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3 the quality or state of being mostly or completely unknown
  • The book soon vanished into the silence that awaits best sellers whose time has passed.
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silence

verb

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1 to stop the noise or speech of
  • The instructor quickly silenced anyone who tried to interrupt.
  • We need to have a repairman come and silence that door alarm.
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2 to put a stop to (something) by the use of force
  • silenced all political dissent in the country
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sit on

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