III. WORDS RELATING TO MATTER

III. ORGANIC MATTER

2. Sensation; special sensation; sound; sound in general

Silence.

[Antonyms: sound.]

[Nouns] silence; stillness (quiet) [more]; peace, hush, lull; muteness [more]; solemn silence, awful silence, dead silence, deathlike silence.

[Verbs] be silent; hold one's tongue (not speak) [more].

render silent; silence, still, hush; stifle, muffle, stop; muzzle, put to silence (render mute) [more].

[Adjectives] silent; still, stilly; noiseless, soundless; hushed; mute [more].

soft, solemn, awful, deathlike, silent as the grave; inaudible (faint) [more].

[Adverbs] silently; sub silentio.

[Interjections] hush! silence! soft! whist! tush! chut! tut! pax! be quiet! be silent! be still! shut up! [rude]; chup! chup rao! tace!

[Phrases] one might hear a feather drop, one might hear a pin drop; grosse Seelen dulden still [German]; le silence est la vertu de ceux qui ne sont pas sages [French]; le silence est le parti le plus sar de celui se d�fie de soi-meme [French]; "silence more musical than any song " [C. G. Rossetti]; tacent satis laudant [Latin].

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