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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
Translations of “silence”
in Korean 침묵, 고요…
in Arabic سُكوت, صَمْت…
in French silence…
in Turkish sessizlik, sükût, susma…
in Italian silenzio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 安靜, 寧靜, 寂靜…
in Russian тишина, молчание, пауза…
in Polish cisza, milczenie…
in Spanish silencio…
in Portuguese silêncio…
in German das Schweigen, die Schweigsamkeit…
in Catalan silenci…
in Japanese 静けさ, 沈黙・無言の間(ま)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 安静, 宁静, 寂静…
(Definition of silence noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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