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  Definition of silence
  1. a refusal to speak when expected; "his silence about my contribution was surprising"
  2. the trait of keeping things secret
  3. the absence of sound; "he needed silence in order to sleep"; "the street was quiet"
  4. the state of being silent (as when no one is speaking); "there was a shocked silence"; "he gestured for silence"
  5. cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"
  6. keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure; "All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power"
Similar Words: muteness, secrecy, secretiveness, quiet, hush, quieten, still, shut up, hush up

 

See Also: whitewash, gloss over, sleek over, hush up

 

Hyponyms: mum, hush, stillness, still, speechlessness, quietness, soundlessness, shush, lull, calm down, shout down, gag, muzzle

 

Grouped Verbs: quieten, hush, quiet, quiesce, quiet down, pipe down

 

Derivational Morphology: hush, quieten, still, shut up, hush up, quiet, quiesce, quiet down, pipe down, stillness, muteness, silencer, muffler, secrecy, secretiveness

 

Anagrams: license

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: tišina   Chinese: 沉默  
Danish: stilhed   Dutch: stilte  
Finnish: hiljaisuus   French: silence :fr:silence  
German: Schweigen   Greek: σιωπή  
Hindi: ख़ामोशी   Hungarian: csend  
Icelandic: þögn   Italian: silenzio  
Japanese: 静けさ   Korean: 침묵  
Latvian: klusums   Lithuanian: tyla  
Polish: cisza   Portuguese: silêncio  
Romanian: linişte   Russian: молчание  
Slovene: tišina   Spanish: silencio  
Swedish: tystnad   Telugu: నిశ్శబ్దము  
 
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