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“silencer” in British English

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silencernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsaɪ.lən.sər/ us /ˈsaɪ.lən.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 reduces noise 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)