Definition of silence exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsaɪləns//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪləns//
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(formal) used to tell people to be quiet Silence in court! Word Origin Middle English: from Old French, from Latin silentium, from silere ‘be silent’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: silence