Sound Waves
Science

Is silence a sound?

Answer

Well, not really. That's like saying bald is a hairstyle.
Glenn Monson
11/03/2019
Really? That's like asking if black is a color, someone wrote the same idea before me but got it backwards and said white. black is the absense of color, white is all colors. A rainbow, is white light prismatically seperated by water showing all the colors split hence the rainbow. Silence is the absense of vibrations, the main necessary component for sound, which also still exists whether you can hear it or not, in both the being present sense, and the capability sense. The laws of physics dont cease to exist If I'm not there to witness it. And the sound spectrum goes far into ranges beyond my capabilities, which again doesnt mean it isnt making a sound just because I cant hear it.
Philip Elliott
10/31/2019
No, silence is the absense of sound, yet it is the sound of one hand clapping. (How is that for being profound?) The really hard answer to agree upon is the "If a tree in the forest falls and no one is around does it make a sound?" Most people think of sound as something that is heard or detectable. The trouble with assuming on predujdice is factors may have changed. Another similar question is if white is a colour? In drawing it is the total absence of colour. In light it is the combination of the primary light colours of red, green and blue which make up any and all colours. Black is the absence of colour in light.
Glenn Monson
11/03/2019
Then again if you ask Simon and Garfunkle, they would tell you the visions planted in his brain still remain, and whispered the sound of Silence.
No, it's Not. Silence is not a Sound. Silence is defined by the absence of sound. Sound is a vibration that typically propagates as an audible wave of pressure, through a transmission medium such as a gas, liquid or solid. There is no sound at all in outer space, since there is no medium that can sustain its propagation.
Justin Bailey
11/02/2019
No, silence is the abscence of sound.
no ah
11/10/2019
black isn't a colour it's a shade
orbitingqueer
11/04/2019
It depends on how edgy you wanna be. In a poetic sense, say things like "silence is the loudest sound" or "The silence spoke louder than words." It makes a perfect metaphor, but In a literal sense, silence is the opposite of sound, and true silence can only be found in a silence chamber or in a vacuum. Citation List: Eveleth, Rose. “Earth's Quietest Place Will Drive You Crazy in 45 Minutes.” Smithsonian.com, Smithsonian Institution, 17 Dec. 2013, www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/earths-quietest-place-will-drive-you-crazy-in-45-minutes-180948160/. Tyson, Neil Degrasse. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.
gu5
11/03/2019
Scientifically, no. There are no sound waves for silence, which is the absense of sound. In music, it is very important, but technically, it isn't.
Benj Fordy
11/03/2019
no, silence is not a sound, a sound is something you hear, and you dont hear silence do you?
tstultz
11/01/2019
No
tuygi ryguy
11/01/2019
no.....no, it the absense of sound
no its not
Riley Benton
11/01/2019
no
no it is not a sound because you simply can not hear silence
Silence is rather the abscence of sound
meagan hatcher
10/30/2019
no it is not
Arden Smith
10/30/2019

According to Merriam-Webster, the definition for silence is:

"1: forbearance from speech or noise
2: absence of sound or noise"
No
Wiki User
02/18/2010

Silence is the absence of sound waves.

Yes because you dont hear something.
no ith is not because you can not hear it
no ah
11/10/2019
personily i tink tat silene ig no a sond case silene ig jus silenne
Gamercoolkid 10
11/09/2019
No because its saying when your dead your still alive
obviously not. lmao why would silence be a sound? if there is no sound, then it's called silence and bald is a hairstyle ;p
Matthew Watson
11/06/2019
No, silence is the absence of sound.
Matthew Watson
11/06/2019
No, because silence is the absence of sound.
leannatesh
11/06/2019
technically yes no matter how quiet you try to be there is always going to be something that isn't silent... Does silence really exist?
Rachel Deakin
11/06/2019
nope
Mia Elise
11/06/2019
yes because if you know it's silent, you have to hear it
Jerome Pascua
11/05/2019
no
Abigail Martin
11/05/2019
yes
Melody Chen
11/05/2019
no silence is not a sound because you do not hear anything when its silent
Isobel Northey
11/05/2019
no, i dont think that silence is a sound because there are no vibrations in the air particles
yes cause if sound has effects of hearing then silence has effect of hearing two case we can hear when its silent am i correct
Will Stauffer
11/05/2019
no its not stupid its silence
Trey Corthell
10/30/2019
Silence has been known to be more as the void or emptyness of sound
Eric Gebauer
11/06/2019
No. Silence is the absence of sound.
Yes
no.... if you can't hear it then no... like what do you even mean. just no lol
pekachuuuuuuu
11/01/2019
no
dominique cole
11/05/2019
there is some thing
Elizabeth Lee
11/05/2019
No it is not becuase you dont make noise or out of your mouth.
Yes
Cora Cardwell
11/01/2019
yes l think it would because it is something that is happening with a sound
Aiden Nunez
11/05/2019
yes because you cant hear anything. 1v1 me on fortnite you wont #adrii3nnn
No because you cant hear any thing when its quite
Yes. Go into a quiet room, and you’ll hear it. It’s a faint white noise, like you’d hear inside a seashell. When people were put inside a room with no sounds playing and asked whether or not they heard anything, 93% of them said they did. So I think it is entirely reasonable to say that silence does have a sound. If you are put into an anechoic chamber—that’s a special room padded with sound-absorbing foam, so it’s much quieter than a room with no added sounds, even one that’s regularly sound-insulated—you will become very aware of the sounds of your own body: your breathing, for instance, and your heartbeat. So even then, there are sounds you will hear in silence. Credits: Mark Grinstein-Camacho, lived in Boston, MA (1995-2012) Link: https://qr.ae/TWPoFQ
Yes, silence is a sound. Well actually, it's not. I say no because when it is silent, your ears create sound.