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silence

si·lence

silence

 
 
pronunciation:
saI lns
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a lack of sound; quiet.
The teacher asked for silence.
synonyms:
hush, quiet, still
antonyms:
noise, sound
definition 2: the fact or condition of not making sound or not speaking.
Her silence showed that she did not want to talk about it.
synonyms:
muteness, quietness
antonyms:
speech
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: silenced, silences, silencing
definition: to make silent, calm, or still.
He silenced the dog with a bone.
synonyms:
hush, quiet, shut up, still
similar words:
lull, mute, pacify, soothe