si·lence || 'saɪləns n. quiet, absence of sound, stillness; state of remaining quiet and still; reticence, uncommunicativeness v. make silent, make still, hush; quiet, put to rest; suppress; stop enemy gunfire by staging a more powerful attack interj. quiet!, shh!

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