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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hush, stillness, stillnoun

    (poetic) tranquil silence

    "the still of the night"

  2. stillness, windlessnessnoun

    calmness without winds

  3. motionlessness, stillness, lifelessnessnoun

    a state of no motion or movement

    "the utter motionlessness of a marble statue"


  1. stillnessnoun

    The quality or state of being still; quietness; silence; calmness; inactivity.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Stillnessnoun

    Etymology: from still.

    How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!
    Here will we sit, and let the sounds of musick
    Creep in our ears; soft stillness and the night
    Become the touches of sweet harmony. William Shakespeare.

    When black clouds draw down the lab’ring skies,
    And horrid stillness first invades the ear;
    And in that silence we the tempest fear. Dryden.

    Virgil , to heighten the horrour of Æneas’ passing by this coast, has prepared the reader by Cajeta’s funeral and the stillness of the night. Dryden.

    If a house be on fire, those at next door may escape, by the stillness of the weather. Jonathan Swift.

    The gravity and stillness of your youth
    The world hath noted. William Shakespeare, Othello.


  1. Stillness

    Stillness is an album by Sérgio Mendes and the Brasil '66 band.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stillnessnoun

    the quality or state of being still; quietness; silence; calmness; inactivity

  2. Stillnessnoun

    habitual silence or quiet; taciturnity


  1. Stillness

    Stillness is the final album by Sérgio Mendes and Brasil '66. Following this album, Mendes renamed his group Brasil '77.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stillness in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stillness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of stillness in a Sentence

  1. H.W. Mann:

    The secret to understanding reality is stillness of body and mind

  2. Rabindranath Tagore:

    In the mountain, stillness surges up to explore its own height In the lake, movement stands still to contemplate its own depth.

  3. Gordana Biernat:

    Stillness is the absence of motion. There's no space for time to fly and no time for space to be. In stillness space and time are point-less.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    In peace there's nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility.

  5. Matt Hutchins:

    Halyna was the love of my life, and our loss of her has devastated our family's dreams.We feel the silence of her being forever gone as a suffocating stillness in our home, our love and adoration for her grows as we tell her story, and we hope her work can inspire filmmakers and storytellers around the world. We thank the many generous supporters who have been so thoughtful in our time of loss.

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