from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A keeping silence; loss of speech; dumbness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A becoming dumb; loss of speech.
  • noun A keeping silent or mute.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Silence; inability or refusal to speak.


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  • 1. Becoming dumb; loss of speech.

    2. Keeping silent or mute.

    May 13, 2008

  • Be quicker to pray than to preach,

    More eager to learn than to teach;

    For wisdom’s true essence

    Can be obmutescence

    And silence be deeper than speech.

    December 21, 2017