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silences, plural;
  1. Cause to become silent; prohibit or prevent from speaking
    • - the team's performance silenced their critics
    • - freedom of the press cannot be silenced by tanks
  2. Fit (a gun or other loud mechanism) with a silencer
    • - a silenced .22 rifle
  1. Complete absence of sound
    • - sirens pierce the silence of the night
    • - an eerie silence descended over the house
  2. The fact or state of abstaining from speech
    • - Karen had withdrawn into sullen silence
    • - she was reduced to silence for a moment
  3. The avoidance of mentioning or discussing something
    • - politicians keep their silence on the big questions
  4. The state of standing still and not speaking as a sign of respect for someone deceased or in an opportunity for prayer
    • - a moment of silence presided over by a local minister

  1. hush: cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"
  2. the state of being silent (as when no one is speaking); "there was a shocked silence"; "he gestured for silence"
  3. the absence of sound; "he needed silence in order to sleep"; "the street was quiet"
  4. keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure; "All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power"
  5. muteness: a refusal to speak when expected; "his silence about my contribution was surprising"
  6. secrecy: the trait of keeping things secret
  7. Silence is the relative or total lack of audible sound. By analogy, the word silence may also refer to any absence of communication, even in media other than speech. Silence is also used as total communication, in reference to non verbal communication and spiritual connection.
  8. Silence is an upcoming Bollywood film directed by Anurag Basu stars Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Asin in lead roles.
  9. Silence is a Slovenian electronic, synth pop and soundtrack music composing duo consisting of Boris Benko (singer and songwriter) and Primož Hladnik (keyboards and arrangements). Their fanbase and their tours are currently limited to Slovenia, Germany and parts of Eastern Europe. ...
  10. Silence is the third album by post-hardcore group Blindside. Although the record hit stores in 2000, its major-label debut was in 2002, when Silence was released by 3 Points, a subsidiary of Elektra Records.
  11. Le Roman de Silence is a thirteenth-century post-Arthurian romance written in Old French by Heldris of Cornwall. No other work is attributed to Heldris, to our knowledge; the name may come from Geoffrey of Monmouth. ...
  12. The Japanese animation television series Death Note, is based on the manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. ...
  13. The lack of any sound; Form of meditative worship practiced by the Society of Friends (Quakers); meeting for worship; The action of refraining from speaking; To make something silent; To suppress criticism etc; To block gene expression; be quiet
  14. (SILENT) Abbreviation of syndrome of irreversible lithium-effectuated neurotoxicity
  15. (silent) That which is silent; a time of silence; A silent movie; Free from sound or noise; absolutely still; perfectly quiet; Not speaking; indisposed to talk; speechless; mute; taciturn; not loquacious; not talkative; Keeping at rest; inactive; calm; undisturbed; as, the wind is silent. ...
  16. (silently) In a silent manner; making no noise
  17. (Silences) are parts of a text where the reader is not invited to consider or question certain social values or attitues.
  18. (Silent) Indicates the decoder is capable of running the locomotive s motor without the low speed hum associated with typical decoders.
  19. (Silent) Performance that does not involve speaking (mime)
  20. (Silent) codes for the same amino acid
  21. (Silent) core - Negative energy -- Counted as Darkus
  22. (silent (to grow -)) (v) tıyılırģa, tohtarģa
  23. A period of time when conversation and contact between potential new members and Panhellenic sorority active members and alumnae are strictly limited by recruitment guidelines.
  24. 1986. Perc, mar (voice or oboe or fl or clarinet or viola or violoncello). Ms
  25. freedom from thoughts and vital movements, when the whole consciousness is quite still; not only cessation of thoughts but a stillness of the mental and vital substance. [Integral Yoga]