Definition of "silencer" [si•lenc•er]

  • One that silences, especially a device attached to the muzzle of a firearm to muffle the sound of firing. (noun)

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Use "silencer" in a sentence
  • "A silencer is basically a muffler that can change the performace and sound of the snowmobile."
  • "Should any of them lose the luster off that lone dimension, be sure your silencer is on ... and then give 'em the ol 'heave-ho."
  • "I had an old Magnum .45 that I had had custom made for me, with a built-in silencer."