What is the opposite of babbling?

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Noun
Opposite of the excess use of words, especially using more than are needed for clarity or precision
Noun
Opposite of informal talk
Noun
Opposite of idle talk or chatter
“An awkward silence filled the room as the crowd waited in bated breath for the magician to complete his death-defying stunt.”
Noun
Opposite of a confused noise made by a number of voices
Noun
Opposite of communication by spoken words
“To the deaf and dumb, under instruction, dactylology is useful as a means of communication between them and their teacher.”
Adjective
Opposite of excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters
Adjective
Opposite of abounding in words, containing more words than necessary
Adjective
Opposite of in an acutely disturbed state of mind characterized by restlessness, illusions, and incoherence
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to talk rapidly and continuously in a foolish, excited, or incomprehensible way
“What you see is a young politician, who has an ability to articulate his views like an experienced statesman.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to reveal something secret or confidential by talking carelessly
“Despite the repeated physical beating, he would remain steadfast and keep quiet.”
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