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English definition of “silence”

silence

noun
 
 
/ˈsaɪləns/
NO SOUND [U] B1 If there is silence, there is no sound: The three men ate in silence. No sound broke the silence of the wintry landscape.Silence and quiet
NO TALKING [U] a situation in which someone says nothing about a particular subject: She ended her silence yesterday and spoke to a TV reporter about the affair.Falling silent and not speaking
PERIOD OF TIME [C] B2 a period of time when there is no sound or no talking: an awkward/embarrassed silence There was a short silence while she thought about it.Silence and quiet
(Definition of silence noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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