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.
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dumbness (part of speech: noun)
deafness (part of speech: noun)
non-resonance (part of speech: noun)
quiet (part of speech: verb)
silence (part of speech: verb)