- n. 沉默；寂静；缄默；不谈；无声状态
- vt. 使沉默；使安静；压制；消除噪音
- int. 安静！；别作声！
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
- silence (n.)
- c. 1200, "muteness, state of being silent," from Old French silence "state of being silent; absence of sound," from Latin silentium "a being silent," from silens, present participle of silere "be quiet or still," of unknown origin. Meaning "absence of sound" in English is from late 14c.
- silence (v.)
- 1560s, intransitive, "become still or silent;" 1590s, transitive, "make silent," from silence (n.). Related: Silenced; silencing.
- 1. There was a long silence, and my father looked shamefaced.
- 2. There was silence at the other end of the line.
- 3. Delegates sat in rapt silence as Mrs Fisher spoke.
- 4. The unearthly silence was broken by a shrill screaming.
- 5. The silence was broken by the whirring of a helicopter.
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