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Noun
The complete absence of sound
“I just needed to get away for some silence and solitude.”
Noun
The fact or state of abstaining from speech
“The class sat in silence as the teacher rebuked them for their naughtiness.”
Noun
The avoidance of mentioning or discussing something
“Detectives met to discuss ways to break the silence from those involved in the conspiracy.”
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The quality or state of being anonymous or unknown
“His novel, however, would eventually vanish into the silence that awaits best sellers whose time has past.”
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The quality of being uncommunicative
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The state or quality of being solitary
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(digital communication) A state of being blocked from communicating
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A suppression of information, especially one imposed on the media by government
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An instance or period of resting
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A temporary stop in action or speech
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The die, or depart from mortal life
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The taking of another life
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The action of formally ending or dismissing an assembly, partnership, or official body
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Destruction or extinction
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To deaden or muffle the volume of
“She smothered the radio with a pillow to silence it as soon as she heard another Eminem track play.”
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To repress or put a stop to the expression of something, especially disapproval
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“He had hoped that his success would silence his critics, but they would only grow more vehement.”
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To end the life of, as a means to prevent the divulgence of information
“Helga would engage a hitman to silence anyone who would even dare to criticize her or her husband.”
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To refrain from openly expressing or displaying
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Quell the anger, agitation, or excitement of
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To demonstrate or expose to the falsehood of something
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To shame or put down
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Interjection
A plea or demand to stop talking
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