absence of sound; complete quiet
the state of not speaking or making a noise
failure to write a letter, to telephone, etc.
a moment or period of any of these conditions
cause to be quiet; make silent
"there was a shocked silence"
"he gestured for silence"
"he needed silence in order to sleep"
"the street was quiet"
"his silence about my contribution was surprising"
"Please silence the children in the church!"
"All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power"
Attacking units can maintain sonar silence, possibly throughout the attack.
出自：Defense Update International
Her father's death still made a terrible silence in the house.
出自： R. Frame
Her words reduced him to angry silence.
He managed to reduce the group of children to silence.
She was reduced to silence at the sight.