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1. silence

noun. ['ˈsaɪləns'] the absence of sound.

Synonyms

  • stillness
  • quiet
  • quietness
  • speechlessness
  • soundlessness
  • still
  • hush

Antonyms

  • loud
  • noisy
  • audible
  • unpeaceful

Etymology

  • silence (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Silence

  • abeyance
  • abhorrence
  • absence
  • abstinence
  • abundance
  • acceptance
  • acceptance
  • accordance
  • acquaintance
  • acquiescence
  • adherence
  • admittance
  • adolescence
  • adolescence
  • adriance
  • affluence
  • agence
  • allegiance
  • alliance
  • allowance

Sentences with silence


1. Noun, singular or mass
Find a place where you can sit or lie down comfortably in silence.

Quotes about silence


1. Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

2. Some people can't stand being alone. I love solitude and silence. But when I come out of it, I'm a regular talking machine. It's all or nothing for me.
- Celine Dion

3. The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.
- Charlotte Bronte

2. silence

noun. ['ˈsaɪləns'] the state of being silent (as when no one is speaking).

Synonyms

  • status

Antonyms

  • unquiet
  • agitated

Etymology

  • silence (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. silence

noun. ['ˈsaɪləns'] a refusal to speak when expected.

Synonyms

  • muteness

Antonyms

  • derestrict
  • consume

Etymology

  • silence (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. silence

verb. ['ˈsaɪləns'] cause to be quiet or not talk.

Synonyms

  • hush up
  • subdue
  • conquer
  • shush
  • stamp down
  • pipe down
  • hush
  • quiet down
  • quiet
  • shut up
  • lull
  • calm down
  • still
  • shout down
  • gag
  • muzzle
  • quiesce
  • quieten
  • suppress
  • inhibit

Antonyms

  • stormy
  • ostentatious
  • disorder
  • unquietly

Etymology

  • silence (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. silence

noun. ['ˈsaɪləns'] the trait of keeping things secret.

Synonyms

  • secrecy
  • uncommunicativeness
  • secretiveness

Antonyms

  • stay
  • agitate
  • worry
  • discomposure

Etymology

  • silence (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. silence

verb. ['ˈsaɪləns'] keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure.

Synonyms

  • subdue
  • conquer
  • suppress
  • inhibit
  • stamp down

Antonyms

  • unconfined
  • moving
  • running
  • sparkling

Etymology

  • silence (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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