crickets

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crickets

  1. plural of cricket.
  2. (US, slang, humorous) Absolute silence; no communication. Derived from the cinematic metaphor of chirping crickets at night, signaling (otherwise) complete quiet. May be used alone or in metaphorically descriptive phrases.
    Since then, I've received no response. Not a word. Just... crickets.
    We asked for an explanation, but all we heard was the sound of crickets.
    • 2015 September 14, Monica Davey, “Panel studying racial divide in Missouri presents a blunt picture of inequity [print version: Report blunt on race inequity, International New York Times, 15 September 2015, p. 7]”, in The New York Times[1]:
      Maria Chapelle-Nadal, a Democratic state senator, said she feared that the commission's findings would be announced with great fanfare, "but then we're just going to hear crickets, crickets, crickets."

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crickets

  1. indefinite genitive singular of cricket
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