When you cut someone off and make him be quiet, this is an example of a time when you silence him.
To note an author's silence on a point.
When everyone refuses to talk about a scandal, this is an example of a time when there is silence on the scandal.
When you are the only person in a church and there is no music, no foot steps or no sound at all, this is an example of silence.
Silenced the crowd with a gesture.
"You have the right to silence," said the police officer.
During silence a message came to me that there was that of God in every person.
Can you silence the crowd, so we can start the show?
Silencing all criticism; silenced their opponents.
Origin of silence
- Middle English from Old French from Latin silentium from silēns silent- present participle of silēre to be silent
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French silence.