Definitions of silence:
  • noun:   the absence of sound
    Example: "He needed silence in order to sleep"
  • noun:   the state of being silent (as when no one is speaking)
    Example: "There was a shocked silence"
  • noun:   a refusal to speak when expected
    Example: "His silence about my contribution was surprising"
  • noun:   the trait of keeping things secret
  • verb:   keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure
    Example: "All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power"
  • verb:   cause to be quiet or not talk
    Example: "Please silence the children in the church!"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #78146)

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