Silence FAQs:

Q: Is silence the lack of audible sound or presence of sounds of very low intensity?

A: Yes.

Q: Are silences very short?

A: Yes, and lasting barely a fraction of a second.

Q: Is silence also used as total communication?

A: Yes, and in reference to nonverbal communication and spiritual connection.

Q: Is silence intended to communicate a momentary sensation of terror?

A: Yes, and of staring into unfathomable darkness.

Q: Are silences deep?

A: Yes.

Q: Are silences more palpable?

A: Yes.

Q: Is silence the usual context of worship meetings?

A: Yes, and in patient expectancy for the divine to speak in the heart and mind.

Q: Is silence the rhetorical practice of saying nothing when an opponent in a debate expects something to be said?

A: Yes.

Q: Is silence a legal protection enjoyed by people undergoing police interrogation or trial in certain countries?

A: Yes.

Q: Is silence an important factor in many cultural spectacles?

A: Yes, as in rituals.