Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
a place or situation where there is not much noise or activity
a calm quiet situation in which you are not annoyed by noise or other people
a quiet period during a very active or violent situation
a period when there is less activity
the time when you are not working or are not busy
a period of little activity or slow progress
a period of less activity than usual
when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available
a dance in which a pair of dancers turns continuously while moving around the dance floor
a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.
Free thesaurus definition of periods of quiet and calm from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.