Definition of stillness in US English:



  • The absence of movement or sound.

    ‘absolute stillness greeted our gaze’
    ‘an eerie stillness engulfed the camp’
    • ‘They prefer a mongrel vitality to a purebred stillness, a jumbled collage to a more settled composition.’
    • ‘A powerful, palpable stillness filled the cool night.’
    • ‘His carefully balanced compositions often create an island of stillness, a moment of revelatory quiet amid the modern churnings.’
    • ‘Walking up the gravel path feels like the approach to some kind of altar, the scrunching stones disturbing in the stillness.’
    • ‘Perhaps he's still less at home with movement than he is with stillness.’