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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Something that absorbs sound, especially a device attached to the muzzle of a firearm to muffle the sound of firing.

Usage examples (23)
  • The assassin used a silencer when he shot the president.
  • A silencer is basically a muffler that can change the performace and sound of the snowmobile.
  • I had an old Magnum .45 that I had had custom made for me, with a built-in silencer.
  • A silencer is a tube with baffles in it. for more
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