Definition of silence in English:


Line breaks: si|lence
Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪləns


[mass noun]


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silence is golden

proverb It’s often wise to say nothing.
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  • Somebody told me when I was a little girl that silence is golden.
  • Perhaps it would be better considered a civil sphere - a public sphere - that needs to be cultivated at a time when dissent is so easily viewed as a threat and when, to quote the spectacular movie theater slogan, silence is golden.
  • This week's secretive populace have embraced the concept that silence is golden, so liberating information could be about as easy as extracting Excalibur from the rock.


Middle English: from Old French, from Latin silentium, from silere 'be silent'.

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