according to merriam-webster, the definition for silence is:"1: forbearance from speech or noise2: absence of sound or noise"
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.
yes because if you know it's silent, you have to hear it
well, not really. that's like saying bald is a hairstyle.
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.
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.
silence is the absence of ambient audible sound, the emission of sounds of such low intensity that they do not draw attention to themselves, or the state of having ceased to produce sounds; this latter sense can be extended to apply to the cessation or absence of any form of communication, whether through speech or
other medium.sometimes speakers fall silent when they hesitate in searching for a word, or interrupt themselves before correcting themselves. discourse analysis shows that people use brief silences to mark the boundaries of prosodic units, in turn-taking, or as reactive tokens, e.g., as a sign of displeasure, disagreement, embarrassment, desire to think, confusion, and the like. relatively prolonged intervals of silence can be used in rituals; in some religious disciplines, people maintain silence for protracted periods, or even for the rest of their lives, as an ascetic means of spiritual transformation.
no, there is sound and then there’s silence , we would not know one without the other.
silence is the absence of ambient audible sound, the emission of sounds of such low intensity that they do not draw attention to themselves, or the state of having ceased to produce sounds; this latter sense can be extended to apply to the cessation or absence of any form of communication, whether through speech