Silence is the lack of audible sound or presence of sounds of very low intensity. By analogy, the word silence can also refer to any absence of communication, including in media other than speech. Silence is also used as total communication, in reference to non verbal communication and spiritual connection. Silence also refers to no sounds uttered by anybody in a room or area. Silence is an important factor in many cultural spectacles, as in rituals. In discourse analysis, speakers use brief absences of speech to mark the boundaries of prosodic units. Silence in speech can be hesitation, stutters, self-correction\u2014or deliberate slowing of speech to clarify or aid processing of ideas. These are short silences. Longer pauses in language occur in interactive roles, reactive tokens, or turn-taking. According to cultural norms, silence can be positive or negative. For example, in a Christian Methodist faith organization silence and reflection during the sermons might be appreciated by the congregation, while in a Southern Baptist church, silence might mean disagreement with what is being said, or perhaps disconnectedness from the congregated community.
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (Russian: Еле́на Петро́вна Блава́тская, Ukrainian: Олена Петрівна Блаватська), (born as Helena von Hahn; 12 August 1831 – 8 May 1891) was a scholar of ancient wisdom literature who along with H. S Olcott and Anagarika Dharmapala was instrumental in the Western transmission and revival of Theravada Buddhism. In 1875 Blavatsky and Olcott established a research and publishing institute called the Theosophical Society.
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The Silence of the Lambs (film)
The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American thriller film that blends elements of the crime and horror genres. It was directed by Jonathan Demme and stars Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Ted Levine, and Scott Glenn. It is based on the 1988 novel of the same name by Thomas Harris, his second to feature Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer. In the film, Clarice Starling, a young FBI trainee, seeks the advice of the imprisoned Dr.
The Silence of the Lambs (film)Films whose writer won the Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award1990s crime filmsHannibal LecterFilms shot in VirginiaUnited States National Film Registry films1991 filmsAmerican films1990s thriller filmsFilms directed by Jonathan DemmeEdgar Award winning worksFilms shot in the BahamasCannibal filmsJohns Hopkins Hospital in fictionFilms featuring a Best Actor Academy Award winning performanceFilms shot in Washington, D.C.Orion Pictures filmsSerial killer filmsPsychological thriller filmsFilms whose director won the Best Director Academy AwardFilms featuring a Best Drama Actress Golden Globe winning performancePolice detective filmsFilms featuring a Best Actress Academy Award winning performanceEnglish-language filmsAmerican crime thriller filmsAmerican horror films1990s horror filmsBest Picture Academy Award winners
In the broadcasting industry, dark is a term used to describe a radio station or television station that has gone off-the-air for an indefinite period of time, or as defined by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a "silent" station. It refers only to a station that is not transmitting at all, not to a station that is broadcasting only silence.
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AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power
AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) is an international direct action advocacy group working to impact the lives of people with AIDS (PWAs) and the AIDS pandemic to bring about legislation, medical research and treatment and policies to ultimately bring an end to the disease by mitigating loss of health and lives. ACT UP was effectively formed in March 1987 at the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center in New York.
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Fade (audio engineering)
In audio engineering, a fade is a gradual increase or decrease in the level of an audio signal. The term can also be used for film cinematography or theatre lighting, in much the same way. A recorded song may be gradually reduced to silence at its end (fade-out), or may gradually increase from silence at the beginning (fade-in).
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Moment of silence
"One minute silence" redirects here. For the band, see One Minute Silence. "Minute of silence" redirects here. For the Soviet radio program, see Minute of Silence. 50x40px The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view of the subject. Please improve this article and discuss the issue on the talk page. A moment of silence is the expression for a period of silent contemplation, prayer, reflection, or meditation.
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Suicide Silence is an American extreme metal band from Riverside, California. The group consists of vocalist Mitch Lucker, guitarists Chris Garza and Mark Heylmun, drummer Alex Lopez and bassist Dan Kenny. Formed in 2002, the band has released three full-length studio albums, one EP and seven music videos. The group has been met with a great amount of praise and favorable reviews while even during 2009, Suicide Silence was awarded with the Revolver Golden God award for "Best New Talent".
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Siege of Lal Masjid
The siege of Lal Masjid was a confrontation in July 2007 between Islamic fundamentalist militants and the Government of Pakistan led by General Pervez Musharraf and Shaukat Aziz Administration, then Prime minister of Pakistan. The focal points of the operation were the Lal Masjid and the Jamia Hafsa madrasah complex in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Siege of Lal MasjidMassacres in places of worshipSieges involving PakistanMass murder in 2007History of IslamabadIslamism in PakistanMilitary history of PakistanProtests in PakistanAl-Qaeda activitiesMilitary operations of the War in North-West PakistanConflicts in 2007Operations involving Pakistani special forces2007 in Pakistan
Gene silencing is a general term describing epigenetic processes of gene regulation. The term gene silencing is generally used to describe the "switching off" of a gene by a mechanism other than genetic modification. That is, a gene which would be expressed (turned on) under normal circumstances is switched off by machinery in the cell. Genes are regulated at either the transcriptional or post-transcriptional level.
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 1)
The first season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation premiered on CBS on October 6, 2000 and ended May 17, 2001. The first season was rereleased Blu-ray, May 12, 2009. It is the only season of the CSI franchise that was broadcast in 4:3 ratio. It was however filmed in 16:9 ratio and the widescreen versions are present on the Blu-ray disc.
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Silence is the relative or total lack of audible sound. By analogy, the word silence may also refer to any absence of communication, even in media other than speech. Silence is also used as total communication, in reference to non verbal communication and spiritual connection. Silence is also referred to no sounds uttered by anybody in a room and or area. Silence is a very important factor in many cultural spectacles, as in rituals.
Mayday Parade is an American rock band from Tallahassee, Florida. Their debut EP Tales Told by Dead Friends was released in 2006, and sold over 20,000 copies without any label support. On July 10, 2007, Mayday Parade released their debut album A Lesson in Romantics. After signing to Fearless Records in 2006, the band also signed onto a major label with Atlantic Records in 2009.
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A rest is an interval of silence in a piece of music, marked by a symbol indicating the length of the pause. Each rest symbol corresponds with a particular note value: The quarter (crotchet) rest x20px]] may also be found as a form in older music. (The four-measure rest or longa rest is a symbol found in Western musical notation denoting a silence four times the duration of a whole rest. They are only used in long silent passages which are not divided into bars.
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BarlowGirl is an American Christian rock–CCM all-female band from Chicago, Illinois. The band is composed of sisters Alyssa, Rebecca, and Lauren Barlow. The band has won several awards in their genre; their song "Never Alone" was the longest running No. 1 song in 2004 on Radio and Records Christian Hit Radio (CHR) and Christian Rock charts, and was the "Song of the Year" on both charts. BarlowGirl became the best selling new Christian artist of 2004.
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Silence in the Library
"Silence in the Library" is the eighth episode of the fourth series of the revived British science fiction television series Doctor Who, first broadcast on 31 May 2008. It is the first of a two-part story, followed by "Forest of the Dead", and is the second two-parter Steven Moffat contributed to the series after "The Empty Child"/"The Doctor Dances" in 2005.
Silence in the LibraryTenth Doctor episodesFictional libraries2008 television episodesScreenplays by Steven Moffat
A Tower of Silence or Dakhma also know as Cheel Ghar (Hindi) is a circular, raised structure used by Zoroastrians for exposure of the dead. There is no standard technical name for such a construction. The common dakhma or dokhma originally denoted any place for the dead. Similarly, in the medieval texts of Zoroastrian tradition, the word astodan appears, but today denotes an ossuary. In the Iranian provinces of Yazd and Kerman, the technical term is deme or dema.
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Taking the Long Way
Taking the Long Way is the seventh studio album by the Dixie Chicks, an American country music band. It was released on May 23, 2006 in the U.S. and on June 12, 2006 worldwide. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. It sold over 2 million copies in the U.S. , being certified 2x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America as of July 11, 2007. It won 5 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year in February 2007.
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The Silence of the Lambs
The Silence of the Lambs
Franklin child prostitution ring allegations
The Franklin child prostitution ring allegations were a series of high-profile accusations and legal actions between 1988 and 1991 surrounding an alleged child sex ring serving prominent citizens of Omaha, Nebraska, as well as high-level U.S. politicians. The allegations centered on the actions of Lawrence E. King, director of the Franklin Community Federal Credit Union (FCFCU) in Omaha and a nationally-prominent political figure who was active in the Republican Party.
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In telecommunications, radio silence is a status in which all fixed or mobile radio stations in an area are asked to stop transmitting for safety or security reasons. The term "radio station" may include anything capable of transmitting a radio signal.
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Overcome (Alexandra Burke album)
Overcome is the debut studio album by British singer Alexandra Burke, released October 19, 2009 on Syco Music. The release of the album came a year after Burke won the British talent show, The X Factor, with the recording process taking place between 2008 and 2009.
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J. J. Jeczalik
Jonathan Edward Stephen Jeczalik, better known as J. J. Jeczalik, is a retired electronic musician, and co-founder of the former electronic music group, Art of Noise. Jeczalik also worked as a record producer and musician on a number of the Pet Shop Boys early recordings. After leaving Art of Noise, he recorded in the 1990s under the moniker "The Art of Silence," releasing one album entitled artofsilence. co. uk. He has also won a Grammy and now teaches IT at Oxford High Senior School GDST.
J. J. JeczalikEnglish keyboardistsLiving people1955 birthsArt of Noise membersEnglish electronic musiciansBritish people of Polish descent
E1 Entertainment Distribution
E1 Entertainment Distribution is the record manufacturing and distribution arm of E1 Entertainment LP. Notable for having led the independent sector with the largest number of Billboard-charting titles, over 150 Koch distributed titles enjoyed success on various Billboard charts in 2003. Most notably, Koch dominated the Billboard charts in May 2003 when it simultaneously claimed 7 Top 200 albums and 10 Top Independent albums.
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Vow of silence
A vow of silence is usually a religious vow, usually taken in a monastic context, to maintain silence. Known as Mauna in Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism, the practice is integral to many Christian traditions as well. Apart from that it is also followed as a spiritual practice. Pythagoras imposed a strict rule of silence on his disciples; the Vestal virgins also were bound to severe silence for long years. Many similar examples could be quoted.
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Motion in the Ocean
Motion in the Ocean is the third studio album by English pop rock band McFly. The album was released in the United Kingdom on 6 November 2006. The album has sold more than 250,000 copies since its release, being ceritified Gold in the UK.
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Deathlike Silence Productions
Deathlike Silence Productions was an Oslo, Norway based independent record label founded in the late 1980s that focused primarily on black metal. It was the first independent label to do so. The label was founded by Øystein Aarseth, also known as Euronymous, who operated the label until his murder in 1993. The name was derived from the Sodom song "Deathlike Silence" (from their 1986 release Obsessed by Cruelty).
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"Silence" is the title of a song by the Canadian electronic music group Delerium. It was co-written by Canadian singer Sarah McLachlan, who is featured as the vocalist on the track. Over the years, it has been hailed as one of the greatest trance songs of all time, twelve years after its initial release, and still plays in clubs to this day.
Silence (song)Nettwerk Records singlesBillboard Hot Dance Club Songs number-one singles2000 singlesDelerium songsSarah McLachlan songsSongs written by Sarah McLachlanTrance songs2004 singlesIrish Singles Chart number-one singles1999 singles
Argument from silence
An argument from silence (also called argumentum e silentio in Latin) is generally a conclusion drawn based on the absence of evidence, rather than the existence of evidence. In the field of classical studies, it often refers to the deduction from the lack of references to a subject in the available writings of an author to the conclusion that he was ignorant of it.
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Silence is a 1966 novel of historical fiction by Japanese author Shusaku Endo. It is the story of a Jesuit missionary sent to 17th century Japan, who endured persecution in the time of Kakure Kirishitan ("Hidden Christians") that followed the defeat of the Shimabara Rebellion. The recipient of the 1966 Tanizaki Prize, it has been called "Endo’s supreme achievement" and "one of the twentieth century’s finest novels".
Silence (novel)Novels by Shusaku EndoNovels adapted into films1966 novelsNovels set in JapanChristianity in JapanChristian martyrsSociety of JesusRoman Catholic Church novels
No-Big-Silence (often abbreviated as "NBS"), originally known as Aggressor, is an Industrial metal/rock band from Estonia.
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Mark Maclaine (director)
Mark Maclaine (aka Sparkles) is a film director, music producer, tutor http://www. telegraph. co. uk/education/9026101/Private-tutors-can-earn-thousands. html and writer. Previous to his work in film he was best known for his work as bassist/producer for Post Trip-Hop band: Second Person. Maclaine was one of the founders of the acclaimed UK Hip-Hop record label Dented Records and is co-owner of film company: Silence Corporation.
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So Divided is an album by ... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead released on November 14, 2006. It saw the band continuing to expand its sound, along the lines of its predecessor Worlds Apart. The lead single from the album was the track "Wasted State of Mind", though no music video was made for it. A video was, however, created for the song "Naked Sun," but with no input whatsoever from the band.
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Breaking the Silence
Breaking the Silence
Code of silence
A code of silence is a condition in effect when a person opts to withhold what is believed to be vital or important information voluntarily or involuntarily. The code of silence is usually either kept because of threat of force, or danger to oneself, or being branded as a traitor or an outcast within the unit or organization as the experiences of the police whistleblower, Frank Serpico illustrates. Police are known to have a well-developed Blue Code of Silence.
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Silence Is Golden (song)
"Silence is Golden" is a song co-written by Bob Gaudio of the American rock band, The Four Seasons, with Bob Crewe. It was released as a B-side to the hit song "Rag Doll," in 1964. It was later covered by the English band The Tremeloes, whose recording was a #1 hit in the UK Singles Chart on 18 May 1967, staying at the top for a total of three weeks. Guitarist Rick West sang lead vocal on "Silence Is Golden.
Silence Is Golden (song)Songs written by Bob GaudioUK Singles Chart number-one singlesSongs written by Bob Crewe1967 singlesThe Four Seasons songsGary Puckett & The Union Gap songs
Susan Griffin (born January 26, 1943) is an eco-feminist author. She describes her work as "draw[ing ing] connections between the destruction of nature, the diminishment of women and racism, and trac[ing ing] the causes of war to denial in both private and public life. " She received a MacArthur grant for Peace and International Cooperation, an NEA Fellowship, and an Emmy Award for the play Voices.
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence is the debut album of American punk band Glassjaw, released in 2000. It was produced by Ross Robinson. Glassjaw has been rumored to discourage the purchasing of this album due to their acrimonious split from Roadrunner Records. Instead, they encourage people to download their music via file sharing software, such as Limewire.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About SilenceHardcore punk albumsAlbums produced by Ross RobinsonGlassjaw albums2000 debut albumsRoadrunner Records albums
Conspiracy of Silence (Church persecutions)
Conspiracy of Silence is a term used by the Catholic Church by and since Pope Pius XI to describe the lack of reaction among Western democracies to the persecution in the 1930s of Christians by Nazis and Communists in such countries as Mexico, Spain, Germany and the Soviet Union.
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Breaking the Silence (non-governmental organization)
Breaking The Silence (BtS) is an Israeli Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), located in a western section of Jerusalem, established by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers and veterans who collect and provide testimonies about their military service in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem during the Second Intifada, giving serving and discharged Israeli personnel and reservists a platform to confidentially describe their experience in the Israeli-occupied territories.
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Before the Dawn (band)
Before the Dawn is a metal band from Finland, started in 1999 by Tuomas Saukkonen.
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Cone of Silence
The Cone of Silence is one of many recurring joke devices from Get Smart, an American comedy television series of the 1960s about an inept spy. Invented by "Professor Cone", the device is designed to protect the most secret of conversations (aka "C.O.S. security risks") by enshrouding its users within a transparent sound-proof shield. Unfortunately, Control had purchased the device from a "discount place" rather than the federal government, so it has never worked properly.
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Three Delivery is an American animated sitcom and action adventure, inspired by kung-fu movies. It is created by Larry Schwarz, who also created similar series, Kappa Mikey and Speed Racer: The Next Generation. It is a collaboration between Animation Collective in Manhattan, New York and the new-defunct Fatkat in Miramichi, New Brunswick as their very last project. The show premiered on Nicktoons Network on Friday, June 27, 2008.
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When Silence Is Broken, the Night Is Torn
When Silence Is Broken, The Night Is Torn is the debut extended play (EP) by American rock band Eyes Set to Kill. The EP was released July 6, 2006. This was the only album to feature Lindsey Vogt as lead vocalist and Alex Torres as the second guitarist. It was re-released as a companion of their DVD A Day with Eyes Set to Kill and sold 11,000 units.
When Silence Is Broken, the Night Is Torn2006 EPsEmo albumsEyes Set to Kill albums
Into Great Silence
Into Great Silence (German: Die Große Stille) is a documentary film directed by Philip Gröning that was first released in 2005. It is an intimate portrayal of the everyday lives of Carthusian monks of the Grande Chartreuse, high in the French Alps. The idea for the film was proposed to the monks in 1984, but the Carthusians said they wanted time to think about it.
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The Angry Silence
The Angry Silence is a 1960 British drama film directed by Guy Green and starring Richard Attenborough. Screenwriter Bryan Forbes won a BAFTA Award and an Oscar nomination for his contribution. It was also entered into the 10th Berlin International Film Festival. The story is about a factory worker who refuses to take part in an unofficial strike and is ostracised by the other workers as a scab.
The Angry SilenceBritish drama filmsFilms directed by Guy GreenBlack-and-white filmsFilms about the labor movement1960s drama filmsBritish Lion Films films1960 filmsEnglish-language filmsFilms set in England
Often called the Valley of Silence, the Western Cwm (cwm, pronounced coom, is Welsh for a bowl shaped valley/cirque) is a broad, flat, gently undulating glacial valley basin terminating at the foot of the Lhotse Face of Mount Everest. It was named by George Mallory when he saw it in 1921 as part of the British Reconnaissance Expedition that was the first to explore the upper sections of Everest, searching for routes for future summit attempts.
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