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Noun
The complete absence of sound
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“I just needed to get away for some silence and solitude.”
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The fact or state of abstaining from speech
“The class sat in silence as the teacher rebuked them for their naughtiness.”
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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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The state or quality of being nameless
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A suppression of information, especially one imposed on the media by government
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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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Verb
To deaden or muffle the noise or 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 reduce the strength or intensity of, especially volume
“I am curious if anyone knows, or has heard, of a technique to silence the volume of a trumpet.”
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To put an end to something, especially one's ability to speak or express oneself
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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
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“Helga would engage a hitman to silence anyone who would even dare to criticize her or her husband.”
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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
“Apologies for the radio silence this morning, but after reading this I need a short break from the blogosphere.”
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