SILENCE — ТЛУМАЧЕННЯ

silence

A refusal to speak when expected. Приклади
  • His silence about my contribution was surprising.
The trait of keeping things secret.
The absence of sound. Приклади
  • He needed silence in order to sleep.
  • The street was quiet.
The state of being silent (as when no one is speaking). Приклади
  • There was a shocked silence.
  • He gestured for silence.
Cause to be quiet or not talk. Приклади
  • Please silence the children in the church!
Keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure. Приклади
  • All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power.

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