stillness

[stil-nis]
noun
1.
silence; quiet; hush.
2.
the absence of motion.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English stilnesse, Old English stilnes. See still1, -ness

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still1 (stɪl)
 
adj
1.  (usually predicative) motionless; stationary
2.  undisturbed or tranquil; silent and calm
3.  not sparkling or effervescent: a still wine
4.  gentle or quiet; subdued
5.  obsolete (of a child) dead at birth
 
adv
6.  continuing now or in the future as in the past: do you still love me?
7.  up to this or that time; yet: I still don't know your name
8.  (often used with a comparative) even or yet: still more insults
9.  quiet or without movement: sit still
10.  poetic, dialect always
 
n
11.  poetic silence or tranquillity: the still of the night
12.  a.  a still photograph, esp of a scene from a motion-picture film
 b.  (as modifier): a still camera
 
vb
13.  to make or become still, quiet, or calm
14.  (tr) to allay or relieve: her fears were stilled
 
sentence connector
15.  even then; nevertheless: the child has some new toys and still cries
 
[Old English stille; related to Old Saxon, Old High German stilli, Dutch stollen to curdle, Sanskrit sthānús immobile]
 
'stillness1
 
n

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Example sentences
At the same time the artists were evolving performances based on stillness,
  silence and endurance.
Experience the night sky, the stillness of the desert and the overwhelming
  silence.
Until it is measured, the virus should exist in a superposition of motion and
  stillness.
Because there isn't film running through the camera, you get an even more
  pronounced stillness.
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