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Definition of silence:

  1. Absence of mention; oblivion.
  2. Be silent; - used elliptically for let there be silence, or keep silence.
  3. Forbearance from, or absence of, speech; taciturnity; muteness.
  4. Secrecy; as, these things were transacted in silence.
  5. The cessation of rage, agitation, or tumilt; calmness; quiest; as, the elements were reduced to silence.
  6. The state of being silent; entire absence of sound or noise; absolute stillness.
  7. To cause to cease firing, as by a vigorous cannonade; as, to silence the batteries of an enemy.
  8. To compel to silence; to cause to be still; to still; to hush.
  9. To put to rest; to quiet.
  10. To restrain from the exercise of any function, privilege of instruction, or the like, especially from the act of preaching; as, to silence a minister of the gospel.

Synonyms:

put away, mutism, be quiet, repose, serenity, placidity, lock in, sleek over, words, censorship, quiesce, shut away, clam up, button up, muteness, quieten, secrecy, lock up, tranquility, din, privacy, quietness, dummy up, wordlessness, tranquilize, shut up, privateness, loquacity, lock away, keep mum, closeness, reserve, whitewash, still, calm, sounds, gloss over, calm down, belt up, quietude, ease, reticence, secretiveness, quiet, quiet down, relieve, hush up, lock, concealment, close up, allay, tranquillity, tranquillise, pipe down, hush, tranquillize, noise.

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