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"silencer" in British English

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silencernoun [C]

uk   /ˈsaɪ.lən.sər/  us   /-sɚ/
a ​piece of ​equipment that you use on a ​gun to ​reduce the ​noise made when it fires UK (US and Australian English muffler) a ​part of a ​vehicle that ​reducesnoise from the ​engine
(Definition of silencer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"silencer" in American English

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silencernoun [C]

 us   /ˈsɑɪ·lən·sər/
a ​part that can be ​attached to a ​gun to ​reduce the ​noise when it is ​fired
(Definition of silencer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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