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.