Silence vs Serene - What's the difference?

silence | serene |

As verbs the difference between silence and serene

is that silence is to make (someone or something) silent while serene is .

As a noun silence

is the lack of any sound.

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.
  • *
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  • * 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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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl), from (etyl) .


  • Peaceful, calm, unruffled.
  • *
  • Serene , smiling, enigmatic, she faced him with no fear whatever showing in her dark eyes. The clear light of the bright autumn morning had no terrors for youth and health like hers.
  • Without worry or anxiety; unaffected by disturbance.
  • (lb) fair and unclouded (as of the sky); clear; unobscured.
  • * (Alexander Pope) (1688-1744)
  • The moon serene in glory mounts the sky.
  • * (Thomas Gray) (1716-1771)
  • Full many a gem of purest ray serene / The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1818, author=(Mary Shelley), chapter=6
  • , title= Frankenstein , passage=A serene sky and verdant fields filled me with ecstasy.}}
  • Verb

  • To make serene.
  • Heaven and earth, as if contending, vie / To raise his being, and serene his soul. — Thomson.


    (en noun)
  • (poetic) Serenity; clearness; calmness.
  • * Southey
  • the serene of heaven
  • * Young
  • To their master is denied / To share their sweet serene .
  • Evening air; night chill.
  • * Ben Jonson
  • Some serene blast me.

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) suffix.


    (en noun)
  • A fine rain from a cloudless sky after sunset.
  • Synonyms


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