from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Silence; inability or refusal to speak.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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  • 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

  • 1. Becoming dumb; loss of speech.

    2. Keeping silent or mute.

    May 13, 2008