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Silence vs Nose - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between silence and nose

is that silence is to suppress criticism, etc while nose is to utter in a nasal manner; to pronounce with a nasal twang.

As nouns the difference between silence and nose

is that silence is the lack of any sound while nose is a protuberance on the face housing the nostrils, which are used to breathe or smell.

As verbs the difference between silence and nose

is that silence is to make (someone or something) silent while nose is to move cautiously.

As an interjection silence

is a common imperative instructing the addressed to remain silent.




(wikipedia silence) (en-noun)
  • The lack of any sound.
  • The act of refraining from speaking.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=Then we relapsed into a discomfited silence , and wished we were anywhere else. But Miss Thorn relieved the situation by laughing aloud, and with such a hearty enjoyment that instead of getting angry and more mortified we began to laugh ourselves, and instantly felt better.}}
  • * D. Webster
  • The administration itself keeps a profound silence .
  • Form of meditative worship practiced by the Society of Friends (Quakers); meeting for worship.
  • Synonyms

    * quietness

    Derived terms

    * blue wall of silence * cone of silence * conspiracy of silence * deafening silence * moment of silence * radio silence * silence is golden * tower of silence * two-minute silence * vow of silence * wall of silence


  • To make (someone or something) silent.
  • Can you silence the crowd, so we can start the show?
  • To suppress criticism, etc.
  • Silence the critics.
    Silence the doubters.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=December 19 , author=Kerry Brown , title=Kim Jong-il obituary , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=A state ideology, mixing nationalism, and basic Marxist economics, going under the name "Juche", was constructed, and Kim Il-sung effectively silenced , disposed of and cleared away any opposition, isolating the country and exercising an iron grip on the military, the state media and the government and party organs.}}
  • (Molecular biology) To block gene expression.
  • Derived terms

    * silencer

    See also

    * quiet, noise, loud, deaf, audible.


    (en interjection)
  • A common imperative instructing the addressed to remain silent.
  • * Silence ! Enough of your insolence!
  • Synonyms

    * be quiet! * hush! * whist!




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    (wikipedia nose)


    (en noun)
  • A protuberance on the face housing the nostrils, which are used to breathe or smell.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=17 citation , passage=The face which emerged was not reassuring. It was blunt and grey, the nose springing thick and flat from high on the frontal bone of the forehead, whilst his eyes were narrow slits of dark in a tight bandage of tissue. 
  • A snout, the nose of an animal.
  • The tip of an object.
  • * 1918 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), Chapter IV
  • We submerged very slowly and without headway more than sufficient to keep her nose in the right direction, and as we went down, I saw outlined ahead of us the black opening in the great cliff.
  • (horse racing) The length of a horse’s nose, used to indicate the distance between horses at the finish of a race, or any very close race.
  • The power of smelling.
  • * Collier
  • We are not offended with a dog for a better nose than his master.
  • Bouquet, the smell of something, especially wine.
  • The skill in recognising bouquet.
  • (by extension) Skill at finding information.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * aquiline nose * bignose * bloody nose * blow one's nose * bottlenose * button nose * cut off one's nose to spite one's face * e-nose * * get up someone's nose * hawknose * in front of one's nose * I've got your nose * keep one's nose clean * look down one's nose * nasal * no skin off one's nose * nose candy * nose cap * nose cone * nose count * nose flute * nose job * nose out of joint * nose pad * nose-pick * nose poke * nose ring * nose test * nose to tail * nose to the grindstone * nosebag * noseband * nosebleed * nosed * nosedive * noseful * noseguard * noseless * noselike * nosepiece * noseplug * nosering * noseshot * noseweight * nosewheel * on the nose * parson's nose * pay through the nose * pick one's nose * plain as the nose on one's face * pope's nose * powder one's nose * pug nose * Red Nose Day * Roman nose * runny nose * snub-nose * socked on the nose * stick one's nose into * the nose knows * thumb one's nose * turn up one's nose * under one's nose * wax-nose * white nose syndrome

    See also

    * rhino-


  • To move cautiously.
  • The ship nosed through the minefield.
  • To snoop.
  • She was nosing around other people’s business.
  • To detect by smell or as if by smell.
  • * , Hamlet , act 4, sc. 3,
  • If you find him not within
    this month, you shall nose him as you go up the
    stairs into the lobby.
  • To push with one's nose.
  • * Tennyson
  • lambs nosing the mother's udder
  • To nuzzle.
  • To win by a narrow margin.
  • To utter in a nasal manner; to pronounce with a nasal twang.
  • to nose a prayer

    Derived terms

    * brown-nose * nosey * nose out


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