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Arden Smith
Answered 2019-10-30 19:54:35

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

"1: forbearance from speech or noise2: absence of sound or noise"
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Anonymous
2020-09-27 16:59:36
ever heard the song "Sound of Silence
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Anonymous
2020-10-29 17:04:32
the sond that is in sccience can also be light
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Anonymous
2020-10-29 17:04:54
sound and silence

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Holistic Technologies
Answered 2019-11-11 06:14:45

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.

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neko-Chan
2020-09-16 15:57:07
it is a sound
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neko-Chan
2020-09-16 15:57:10
;)
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Anonymous
2020-09-16 18:31:32
thx for not being an idiot silence is def not a sound
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Karysa Adam
2020-09-17 19:44:45
oop
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Anonymous
2020-10-05 20:44:01
I-
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Anonymous
2020-10-13 14:46:19
it is not a sound wikipeidia says so
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Flamingo
2021-01-04 21:58:35
its not really a sound because silence is when every thing is quiet.
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Flamingo
2021-01-04 21:58:57
and you don't hear a single thing around you.
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Sophie Hollister
2021-01-27 20:07:35
Silence is a sound. You are wrojng
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TS ORBIT
2021-02-05 10:50:21
;(

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Glenn Monson
Answered 2019-11-03 15:57:24

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.

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Noah Larner
2021-01-09 16:44:00
that is skeptical
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Christian Dickinson
2021-01-12 02:00:24
black isnt a color, its a color
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tariqmoza
2021-02-20 08:58:27
ย i right what it means thereย 

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Go Ahead, Make My Day
Answered 2019-10-30 20:51:22

Well, not really. That's like saying bald is a hairstyle.

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neko-Chan
2020-09-16 15:56:49
Actually, there is always gonna be the miscroscopic hair left so it is a hair style. ;)
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Anonymous
2020-09-17 00:30:06
Nice one.ย  I'm bald do I'm going to take up your suggestion and claim that bald is the new mullet!ย  :D
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Alexis Bennett
2020-10-08 05:21:00
lol
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Anonymous
2020-10-13 14:47:00
it is not a sound wikipeidia says so
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Roxy Koerner
2020-11-21 16:54:46
wikapedea is not really a trustfull site you know?
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Eric Yang
2020-12-16 06:07:04
yes,since silence,it has to get to your ear and then tell your brain that it is silence
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Christian Dickinson
2021-01-12 01:59:50
Bald figuratively is a hairstyle ngl
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Edward Miller
2021-01-28 18:37:01
i neded that

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Mia Elise
Answered 2019-11-06 01:30:12

yes because if you know it's silent, you have to hear it

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Anonymous
2020-09-16 18:33:45
..... smh
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Anonymous
2020-09-17 00:19:56
I agree....
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Anonymous
2020-10-13 14:45:27
I dis agree
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Anonymous
2020-10-13 14:46:32
it is not a sound wikipeidia says so
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mymy benham
2020-11-23 04:31:27
wow...
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Flamingo
2021-01-04 22:00:02
well silence can be a sound when something's approaching you.
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Flamingo
2021-01-04 22:00:38
because you can't hear a bug's footsteps, but a person's footsteps, yes.
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Flamingo
2021-01-04 22:01:18
Silence is a sound that other species might know without you talking.
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Flamingo
2021-01-04 22:01:35
Like for example, Whispering.
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Noah Larner
2021-01-09 16:44:24
true
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Christian Dickinson
2021-01-12 02:01:22
that is pretty fair point, also why is this anonymous user shoving wiki facts in our face

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Dora D. Covert
Answered 2020-10-15 19:13:44

What is silence for us, may it be readable for other species. Kindly note, as humans we can hear sounds with certain intensities. So, you can't say with confidence whether it is actually silence or not.

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Jamaia Cousins
2021-01-27 13:57:21
True

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orbitingqueer
Answered 2019-11-04 13:15:49

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. โ€œEarth's Quietest Place Will Drive You Crazy in 45 Minutes.โ€ 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.

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neko-Chan
2020-09-16 15:58:08
dont need to be edgy for silence to be a sound
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Alexis Bennett
2020-10-08 05:26:25
yeah true neko-chan
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Jamaia Cousins
2021-01-27 13:56:12
True I will go with neko-chan on that..
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Jamaia Cousins
2021-01-27 13:56:47
I am an a edgy person

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Glenn Monson
Answered 2019-11-03 16:02:31

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.

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neko-Chan
2020-09-16 15:57:47
yes finnaly someone smart here
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Christian Dickinson
2021-01-12 02:01:45
darn tiger

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Johnathan Alexander
Answered 2020-05-09 00:27:14

No, There is sound and then there’s silence , we would not know one without the other.

-John

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Gary Cook
Answered 2019-12-22 23:16:26

No. Silence is the abscence of sound.

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