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silence

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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 eventually vanished into the silence that awaits best sellers whose time has past

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silence

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of silence (Entry 2 of 2)

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
  • brutally silenced all political dissent in the country

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The first known use of silence was in the 13th century

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“Silence.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/silence. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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