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silences (secrecy)

silences is a plural form of silence

silence (secrecy)

Definition:

the trait of keeping things secret

Class:

attribute noun (attributes of people and objects)

Plural:

silences

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

mumm | secrecy | secretiveness | mum [informal]

Etymology:

Old French silence "absence of sound", from Latin silentium "a being silent",...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of silences...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Secrecy | clandestinity | furtiveness | secret

the practice of hiding information from certain individuals or groups, perhaps while sharing it with other individuals. That which is kept hidden is known as the secret. Secrecy is often controversial, depending on the content of the secret, the group... (40 of 1558 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Secrecy

Secrecy (disambiguation)

the practice of sharing information among a group of people, which can be as small as one person, while hiding it from all others. Secrecy may also refer to: Secrecy (book), a 1998 novel by Belva Plain | Secrecy (film), a 2008 documentary film |... (43 of 100 words, 4 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Secrecy (disambiguation)

Collins Dictionary:

secrecy | secrecies [plural] | secretness [synonym]

the state or quality of being secret | the state of keeping something secret | the ability or tendency to keep things secret (21 of 430 words, 3 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/secrecy

Merriam-Webster:

secrecy | secrecies [plural] | closeness [synonym, sense-specific] | secretiveness [synonym, sense-specific] | confidentiality [similar, sense-specific] | privacy [similar, sense-specific] | discreetness [similar, sense-specific] | discretion [similar, sense-specific] | prudence [similar, sense-specific] | ...

the condition of being hidden or concealed | the habit or practice of keeping secrets or maintaining privacy or concealment (19 of 107 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/secrecy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

secrecy [uncountable]

a situation in which you keep something secret, or the process of keeping something secret (15 of 58 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/secrecy

Oxford Dictionary:

secrecy

the action of keeping something secret or the state of being kept secret (13 of 58 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/secrecy

Cambridge Dictionary:

secrecy

the state of being secret or of keeping something secret (10 of 57 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/secrecy

Random House Dictionary:

secrecy | secrecies [sense-specific, plural]

the state or condition of being secret, hidden, or concealed. | privacy; retirement; seclusion. | ability to keep a secret. | the habit or ... (21 of 45 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/secrecy

New World Dictionary:

secrecy | secrecies [plural]

the condition of being secret or concealed | a tendency to keep things secret; practice or habit of being secretive (19 of 40 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/secrecy

American Heritage Dictionary:

secrecy | secrecies [plural]

The quality or condition of being secret or hidden; concealment. | The ability or habit of keeping secrets; closeness. (18 of 35 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/secrecy

Wiktionary:

secrecy | Concealment [synonym, sense-specific]

Concealment; the condition of being secret or hidden | The habit of keeping secrets. (13 of 15 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/secrecy

Encarta Dictionary:

secrecy

the state of being concealed or secret | the keeping of a secret | a tendency to keep things secret (18 of 46 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861710726​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

silence

First use: early 13th century

Origin: Old French silence "absence of sound", from Latin silentium "a being silent", from silens, present participle of silere ... (21 of 56 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=silence

American Heritage Dictionary:

silence | silenced [past tense] | silencing [present participle] | silences [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin silentium, from silēns, silent-, present participle of silēre, to be silent.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/silence

Collins Dictionary:

silence

First use: 13th century

Origin: via Old French from Latin silēntium, from silēre to be quiet. See silent

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/silence

Oxford Dictionary:

silence | silenced

Origin: Middle English: from Old French, from Latin silentium, from silere "be silent"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/silence

New World Dictionary:

silence | silenced [past tense] | silencing [present participle]

Origin: Old French from Latin silentium from silens: see "silent"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/silence

Wiktionary:

silence | silenced [past tense] | silencing [present participle] | silences [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Old French silence.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/silence

Merriam-Webster:

silence [entry 1, noun]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin silentium, from silent-, silens

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/silence

Encarta Dictionary:

silence | silences [plural] | silenced [past tense] | silencing [present participle]

First use: 13th century

Origin: French from Latin silentium from silent-

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861732912​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

silence | silenced [past tense] | silencing [present participle] | silences [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "silence"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/silence

Collins Dictionary:

silence

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "silence"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/silence

Macmillan British Dictionary:

silence | silences [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "silence"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/silence

silence [transitive, verb] | silenced [past tense] | silencing [present participle] | silences [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "silence"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/silence 18

Macmillan American Dictionary:

silence | silences [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "silence"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/silence

silence [transitive, verb] | silenced [past tense] | silencing [present participle] | silences [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "silence"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/silence 18

Cambridge Dictionary:

silence [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "silence"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "silence"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/silence 2

the Free Dictionary:

silence

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "silence"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "silence"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "silence" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/silence

Google Dictionary:

silence | silences [plural] | silenced [past tense] | silencing [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "silence"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=silence

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

silence

Audio: North American pronunciation of "silence"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=silenc​01 word=silence

YourDictionary Audio:

silence

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "silence" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/silence

freedictionary.org:

silence

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "silence" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=silence

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