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English definition of “silence”


noun [C/U] (NO SPEAKING)   /ˈsɑɪ·ləns/
a state of not speaking or making noise: [U] The two men ate in silence and listened to traffic swishing past on the highway. [C] Her question was followed by a long silence (= a long period of time in which no one spoke).
(Definition of silence noun (NO SPEAKING) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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