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The owl’s cry cut through the silence in the forest.
When I answered the phone there was dead silence (=no sound at all).
The silence was broken by the soft sound of rain.
She maintained an angry silence.
Her silence on the subject has been interpreted as a sign of guilt.
A letter finally arrived from Lee, ending his long silence.
This is the American English definition of silence. View British English definition of silence.
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