Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know


[stil-nis] /ˈstɪl nɪs/
silence; quiet; hush.
the absence of motion.
Origin of stillness
before 1000; Middle English stilnesse, Old English stilnes. See still1, -ness Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for stillness
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Not a sound broke the stillness, unless it was the beating of my heart.

  • In the stillness, the slightest sound could be heard a long way.

    The Story of Red Feather Edward S. (Edward Sylvester) Ellis
  • Only the clashing of the iron hoofs on the stones broke the stillness of the morning in that mountain solitude.

    Cudjo's Cave J. T. Trowbridge
  • It was followed by a stillness not only of the automaton itself, but also of ourselves.

    The Blue Wall Richard Washburn Child
  • A stillness as of a church on weekdays reigned throughout the establishment.

    Glimpses of Three Coasts Helen Hunt Jackson
Word Origin and History for stillness

Old English stilnes; see still (adj.) + -ness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for stillness

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for stillness

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for stillness