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Etymology

From Old French silence.

Noun

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Singular
silence

Plural
s

silence (s)
  1. The lack of any sound. (When the motor stopped, the silence was almost deafening.)
  2. Form of meditative worship practiced by the Society of Friends (Quakers). “Meeting for worship.” (During silence a message came to me that there was that of God in every person.)
  3. The action of refraining from speaking.
    “You have the right to silence said the police officer.

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Verb

Infinitive
to silence

Third person singular
silenc

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to silence (third-person singular simple present silenc, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To make something silent
  2. To suppress criticism etc

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Interjection

silence!

  1. be quiet
    • Silence! Enough of your insolence!

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French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] silentium

Pronunciation

Noun

silence m. (plural silences)

  1. silence

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