Synonyms of silence in English:

silence


See definition of silence

noun

1‘the sound of falling stones broke the silence of the night’

SYNONYMS
quietness, quiet, quietude, still, stillness, hush, tranquillity, noiselessness, soundlessness, peace, peacefulness, peace and quiet
ANTONYMS

sound, noise

2‘she was reduced to silence’

SYNONYMS
speechlessness, wordlessness, voicelessness, dumbness, muteness
taciturnity, reticence, uncommunicativeness, unresponsiveness
ANTONYMS

speech, loquacity

3‘politicians keep their silence on the big issues’

SYNONYMS
secretiveness, secrecy, reticence, taciturnity, uncommunicativeness, concealment
ANTONYMS

communication, communicativeness


verb

1‘he silenced her with a kiss’

SYNONYMS
hush, shush, still
gag, muzzle, censor, stifle
British quieten
North American quiet

2‘the ventilator also silences outside noises’

SYNONYMS
muffle, deaden, soften, mute, smother, dampen, damp down, tone down, mask, suppress, reduce, abate
extinguish, kill
ANTONYMS

amplify

3‘cheap nuclear power would silence complaints from industry’

SYNONYMS
stop, put an end to, put a stop to, cut short, suppress
ANTONYMS

occasion, encourage