Definition of be able to hear a pin drop in English:

be able to hear a pin drop

phrase

  • Used to describe absolute silence or stillness.

    ‘there was a pause in which you could have heard a pin drop’
    • ‘At one point he says not only can he hear a pin drop but can hear it dropping it through the air.’
    • ‘I swear you could have heard a pin drop at that moment,’ Kirsten wrote.’
    • ‘You really could have heard a pin drop when O'Rourke sang ‘Marrying the Sea’ practically unaccompanied, apart from the soundtrack of rolling waves.’
    • ‘‘Go back to your rooms’ I said, quietly, but in the silence, you could've heard a pin drop.’
    • ‘There was a minute's silence for Paul and you could have heard a pin drop.’
    • ‘And if you can hold eight hundred people in dead silence and hear a pin drop you know something's going right.’
    • ‘While a speaker laid out research evidence of the link between heart disease, stress and long hours, you could have heard a pin drop.’
    • ‘She could be dead asleep, but if she hears a pin drop in the hallway, she's up and running to the door, barking like a madman.’
    • ‘That courtroom was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop.’
    • ‘Edward, who normally hears a pin drop three miles away, didn't even stir.’