Synonyms for Silence:


prevent, stop, check, keep from, thwart, words, disturb, wordlessness, bar, restrain. contact, see the last of someone/something, hear from, correspond, be in touch (with someone), touch base, maintain, cut out the middleman. inaudible, you could hear a pin drop, soundless, noiseless, sounds, silent, quiescent, quiet as a mouse. absence of sound, speech (noun)
speechlessness, stillness, censorship, still, quiet, hush, noiselessness, dumbness, quietude, reticence, reserve, taciturnity, lull, muteness, secrecy, quietness.
attribute (noun)
calm (noun)
concealment (noun)
deafness (noun)
deafness, stone-deafness, deaf-mute.
dumbness (noun)
speechlessness, taciturnity, dumbness, voicelessness.
non-resonance (noun)
dullness, deadness, muteness, flatness, non-resonance.
quiet (noun)
still, hush.
secrecy (noun)
silence (noun)
hush up, quiet, soundlessness, muteness, shut up, hush, inaudibility, quieten, lull, secrecy, still, noiselessness, stillness, secretiveness.


change (verb)
hush up, hush, shut up, quieten, still.
make or be quiet (verb)
dull, deaden, shut up, shush, mute, muffle, quieten.
quiet (verb)
dull, muffle, deaden, still, quiet, turn down.
silence (verb)
shush, mute.

Other synonyms:

noiseless, denial, wordlessness, soundless, refusal, quietness, restrain. prevent, thwart, ban, hear from. veto, dismissal. correspond, silent, challenge. maintain, rejection, disturb, resistance. contact. bar. Other relevant words:
dismissal, dispatch, resistance, silent, reserve, rejection, stop, secretiveness, strangle, quietude, quietness, check, reticence, secrecy, quieten, inaudible, soundless, veto, wordlessness, noiseless, assassinate, shut up, censorship, refusal, restrain, hush up, bump off.

Usage examples for silence

  1. There was a bit of a silence – My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  2. You would catch us easier, if you ran after us in silence – Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales by Leo Tolstoy
  3. There was a silence for a time. – The Bat by Avery Hopwood Mary Roberts Rinehart