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silence

si·lence

silence

 
pronunciation:
saI lns
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, interjection
part of speech: noun
definition 1: absence of sound; stillness.
synonyms:
hush, noiselessness, quiet, soundlessness, still, stillness
antonyms:
noise, sound, tumult
definition 2: the fact or condition of not making sound, esp. of not speaking.
synonyms:
muteness, quietness
antonyms:
speech
definition 3: refusal to speak or give expression to something.
synonyms:
uncommunicativeness
antonyms:
communicativeness, loquacity
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: silenced, silences, silencing
definition 1: to make silent, calm, or still.
synonyms:
hush, quiet, shut up, still
similar words:
lull, mute, pacify, quell, shush, soothe, tongue-tie
definition 2: to inhibit the expression of.
They silenced our objections.
synonyms:
repress, smother
antonyms:
encourage
similar words:
choke, gag, muzzle, quash, squash, squelch, stifle, suppress
 
part of speech: interjection
definition: be quiet!
synonyms:
hush, sh, shush
similar words:
mum, peace