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Silent and silence

silent

adjective

a silent person or group of people does not talk, laugh, or make any noise

silence

noun

complete quiet

quiet

adjective

used about places in which there is little noise

mute

adjective

not speaking, or not willing to speak

inaudible

adjective

difficult or impossible to hear

soundless

adjective

silent

noiseless

adjective

not making any sound

quiescent

adjective

not making any movements or noises

quiet as a mouse

very quiet

you could hear a pin drop

used for emphasizing how quiet a place is when no one is talking

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the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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