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See definition of silence on Dictionary.com
  • nounabsence of sound, speech
  • verbmake or be quiet

synonyms for silence

  • blackout
  • calm
  • lull
  • peace
  • quiet
  • reticence
  • secrecy
  • stillness
  • censorship
  • death
  • dumbness
  • hush
  • laconism
  • muteness
  • noiselessness
  • quiescence
  • quietness
  • quietude
  • reserve
  • sleep
  • speechlessness
  • still
  • sulk
  • sullenness
  • taciturnity
  • uncommunicativeness
  • dead air
  • hush-hush
  • inarticulateness
  • iron curtain
  • saturninity
See also synonyms for: silenced / silencing
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antonyms for silence

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  • agitation
  • clamor
  • communication
  • noise
  • talk
  • allow
  • encourage
  • help
  • let go
  • permit
  • release
  • start
  • communicate
  • talk
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How to use silence in a sentence

The silence observed at the GOP convention is familiar to those of us who contended for years with Republican parents and relatives.
LGBTQ: THE LETTERS REPUBLICANS DIDN’T UTTERHANS JOHNSONSEPTEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
In 2014, NSO had been bought for around $100 million by the American private equity firm Francisco Partners, which had a strict no-press policy that Hulio says led to a harmful culture of silence.
THE MAN WHO BUILT A SPYWARE EMPIRE SAYS IT’S TIME TO COME OUT OF THE SHADOWSBOBBIE JOHNSONAUGUST 19, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Last week, I wrote about young activists in North County motivated to protest not only George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis but their own communities’ history of silence on racial justice issues and police brutality.
NORTH COUNTY REPORT: AN ACTIVIST ON HIS AGENDA FOR NORTH COUNTY AND BEYONDKAYLA JIMENEZJUNE 24, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Just by having that realm of silence and the room to think, that’s when the ideas appear.
BEFORE WORKING ON SPACECRAFT, THIS ENGINEER OVERCAME SELF-DOUBTCAROLYN WILKEAPRIL 7, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Felix explained to PEOPLE that she was first inspired to share her story after two of her former Nike teammates, Olympic runners Alysia Montaño and Kara Goucher, broke their silence on the brand’s treatment of their pregnant female athletes.
OLYMPIAN ALLYSON FELIX BREAKS USAIN BOLT'S RECORD—10 MONTHS AFTER EMERGENCY C-SECTIONHEALTHOCTOBER 3, 2019HEALTH
The hum of earnest or glad voices here contrasted strongly with silence and meditation there.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
Janet's silence impressed Hilda: it was not merely strange--it was formidable: it affected the whole day.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
When he had finished, she took them from his hand, and turning them round in agitated silence, examined their seals and writing.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Of silence before them that salute thee: of looking upon a harlot: and of turning away thy face from thy kinsman.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
There was a deep silence throughout the whole bivouac; some were sleeping, and those who watched were in no humour for idle chat.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO SILENCE

  • calmness
  • dispassion
  • doldrums
  • hush
  • impassivity
  • imperturbation
  • lull
  • patience
  • peace
  • peace of mind
  • peacefulness
  • placidity
  • quiet
  • repose
  • rest
  • restraint
  • serenity
  • silence
  • stillness
  • stoicism
  • tranquility
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.