Definition of silencer in English:


Syllabification: si·lenc·er
Pronunciation: /ˈsīlənsər


1A device for reducing the noise emitted by a gun or other loud mechanism.
More example sentences
  • They were also charged with conspiracy to possess firearms with intent to endanger life, and possession of handguns, silencers and a machine gun.
  • In a routine check the customs officers found in his bag a Kalashnikov machine gun, two pistols with silencers, ammunition and a large number of special pens, which fire bullets.
  • He opened fire, the silencers muffling the gunfire to a small puff noise.
1.1 British term for muffler (sense 2).
More example sentences
  • One day between Collooney and Ballisodare, a driver of McGowan's lost the exhaust silencer from the engine in a flood.
  • Its twin chamber exhaust system is made of stainless steel all the way to the silencers, before exhaust emissions leave the car through the four tailpipes.
  • On Tuesday, the traffic police and the Transport Department plan to conduct joint inspection of vehicles that emit excess smoke, produce more noise and have defective silencers, headlamps and tail lamps.

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