- plural form of cricket
- (US slang, humorous or derisive) Absolute silence; no communication. Derived from the cinematic metaphor of chirping crickets at night, signaling (otherwise) complete quiet. May be used alone or in metaphorically descriptive phrases.
- Since then, I've received no response. Not a word. Just... crickets.
- We asked for an explanation, but all we heard was the sound of crickets.