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  Words related to silence

Related / Similar Words: muteness, secrecy, secretiveness, quiet, hush, quieten, still, shut up, hush up

 

Definition:
  • a refusal to speak when expected; "his silence about my contribution was surprising";
  • the trait of keeping things secret;
  • the absence of sound; "he needed silence in order to sleep"; "the street was quiet";
  • the state of being silent (as when no one is speaking); "there was a shocked silence"; "he gestured for silence";
  • cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!";
  • keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure; "All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power";

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    See Also: whitewash, gloss over, sleek over, hush up

     

    Hyponyms: mum, hush, stillness, still, speechlessness, quietness, soundlessness, shush, lull, calm down, shout down, gag, muzzle

     

    Grouped Verbs: quieten, hush, quiet, quiesce, quiet down, pipe down

     

    Derivational Morphology: hush, quieten, still, shut up, hush up, quiet, quiesce, quiet down, pipe down, stillness, muteness, silencer, muffler, secrecy, secretiveness

     

    Anagrams: license

     

    Language Translations:
    Bosnian: tišina   Chinese: 沉默  
    Danish: stilhed   Dutch: stilte  
    Finnish: hiljaisuus   French: silence :fr:silence  
    German: Schweigen   Greek: σιωπή  
    Hindi: ख़ामोशी   Hungarian: csend  
    Icelandic: þögn   Italian: silenzio  
    Japanese: 静けさ   Korean: 침묵  
    Latvian: klusums   Lithuanian: tyla  
    Polish: cisza   Portuguese: silêncio  
    Romanian: linişte   Russian: молчание  
    Slovene: tišina   Spanish: silencio  
    Swedish: tystnad   Telugu: నిశ్శబ్దము  
     
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