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Synonyms for silence
ˈsaɪ ləns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. silence(noun)

    the state of being silent (as when no one is speaking)

    "there was a shocked silence"; "he gestured for silence"

    Synonyms:
    secrecy, quiet, muteness, secretiveness

    Antonyms:
    sound

  2. silence, quiet(noun)

    the absence of sound

    "he needed silence in order to sleep"; "the street was quiet"

    Synonyms:
    tranquility, placidity, repose, serenity, muteness, secretiveness, secrecy, quiet, lull, tranquillity

    Antonyms:
    sound

  3. muteness, silence(noun)

    a refusal to speak when expected

    "his silence about my contribution was surprising"

    Synonyms:
    mutism, quiet, muteness, secrecy, secretiveness

    Antonyms:
    sound

  4. secrecy, secretiveness, silence(verb)

    the trait of keeping things secret

    Synonyms:
    concealment, privateness, closeness, muteness, privacy, secretiveness, secrecy, quiet

    Antonyms:
    sound

  5. hush, quieten, silence, still, shut up, hush up(verb)

    cause to be quiet or not talk

    "Please silence the children in the church!"

    Synonyms:
    button up, calm, lock away, put away, ease, sleek over, calm down, quiet down, whitewash, lock, hush up, close up, quieten, quiet, lock up, quiesce, still, tranquillise, shut up, pipe down, allay, clam up, keep mum, lull, shut away, relieve, gloss over, be quiet, hush, dummy up, lock in, tranquilize, belt up, tranquillize

    Antonyms:
    sound

  6. silence(verb)

    keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure

    "All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power"

    Synonyms:
    shut up, hush, hush up, quieten, still

    Antonyms:
    sound

Wiktionary

  1. silence(noun)

    Synonyms:
    quietness, hush, whist

  2. silence(noun)

    Synonyms:
    quietness, whist, hush

  3. silence(noun)

    Synonyms:
    quietness

  4. silence(verb)

    To block gene expression.

    Synonyms:
    quietness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. silence

    Synonyms:
    hush, speechlessness, stillness, taciturnity

    Antonyms:
    address, address, discourse, disquisition, dissertation, harangue, language, oration, oratory, sermon, speaking, speech, talk, utterance

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. silence(n)

    Synonyms:
    taciturnity, stillness, calm, peace, hush, muteness, secrecy, oblivion

    Antonyms:
    garrulity, loquacity, talkativeness, chatter, noise, brawl, clamor, clatter, din, babel, tumult, agitation, restlessness, storm, unrest, roar, bruit, reverberation, resonance, commotion, cackling, proclamation, publicity, fame, rumor, remembrance, repute, celebrity

  2. silence(v)

    Synonyms:
    still, stifle, hush, allay, quiet, calm

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. silence(n.)

    Synonyms:
    stillness, noiselessness, quiet, calm

  2. silence(n.)

    Synonyms:
    taciturnity, muteness, dumbness

  3. silence(n.)

    Synonyms:
    oblivion, obscurity

  4. silence(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    still, hush, gag, stifle, muzzle, muffle, put to silence

  5. silence(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    allay, quiet, calm, put to rest, put an end to

  6. silence(interj.)

    Synonyms:
    hush, whist, mum, soft, tush, chut, tut, be still, be silent, hold your tongue

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    silent, quiet, mute, silenzio, hush, -silence, sllence, silênce, sorry.-quiet, muting

How to pronounce silence?

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Veena
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How to say silence in sign language?

  1. silence

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