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Definition of two-minute silence noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

two-minute silence

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(in Britain) a silence lasting two minutes, held every year at 11 a.m. on Remembrance Sunday, in memory of the people who died during the two world wars and other conflicts. The silence is usually held at public ceremonies such as the one at the Cenotaph in London.