Antonyms of noun silence

1 of 4 senses of silence

Sense 2
silence, quiet -- (the absence of sound; "he needed silence in order to sleep"; "the street was quiet")
       Antonym of sound (Sense 1)
      => sound -- (the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause; "the sound of rain on the roof"; "the beautiful sound of music")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun silence

4 senses of silence

Sense 1
silence -- (the state of being silent (as when no one is speaking); "there was a shocked silence"; "he gestured for silence")
       => condition, status -- (a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations")

Sense 2
silence, quiet -- (the absence of sound; "he needed silence in order to sleep"; "the street was quiet")
       => sound property -- (an attribute of sound)

Sense 3
muteness, silence -- (a refusal to speak when expected; "his silence about my contribution was surprising")
       => uncommunicativeness -- (the trait of being uncommunicative)

Sense 4
secrecy, secretiveness, silence -- (the trait of keeping things secret)
       => uncommunicativeness -- (the trait of being uncommunicative)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb silence

2 senses of silence

Sense 1
hush, quieten, silence, still, shut up, hush up -- (cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!")
       => suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb -- (to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires")

Sense 2
silence -- (keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure; "All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power")
       => suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb -- (to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires")

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