a heavy silence/atmosphere

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a heavy ˈsilence/ˈatmosphere

a situation when people do not say anything, but feel embarrassed or uncomfortable: There was a heavy silence for a few minutes before anybody spoke.
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However, about seven o'clock, the heavy silence was dissipated.
Then night fell in the midst of a heavy silence, sometimes broken by the cries of the pelican and other night-birds, and the noise of the waves breaking upon the shore, chafing against the rocks, or the panting of some far-off steamer beating the waters of the Gulf with its noisy paddles.
In the station yard, after the evening train had gone, there was a heavy silence.
There was a heavy silence, and at last Harold March said, "But where is the real relic?
Not another sound broke the heavy silence of the windless night.
Therefore, the Italian boy would not be discouraged by the heavy silence with which the old house seemed resolute to clog the vivacity of his instrument.
The perpetual tramp of boot-heels on the decks gave place to a heavy silence, and the whole human freight was stowed away below, excepting a very few stragglers, like myself, who were probably, like me, afraid to go there.
You say 'they,'" I said gently, as he stood in heavy silence, his back still turned.
A heavy silence sank and endured, and at the end of it came again that trivial and terrible knocking.
After their remarks, came a period of heavy silence.
There was a heavy silence, broken only by the faint sound of the cleaner at her work.
The laughter would die away and the heavy silence sat between us.
In heavy silence except for the sound of wheels battling the unpaved road, the driver managed to pass a small traffic jam near a junction, known as Eyes of Thieves valley between the villages of Silwad and Sinjil north of Ramalalh, where an Israeli military checkpoint once stood before it was dismantled after a Palestinian man shot 10 Israeli soldiers in March 3, 2002.
At the tent set up near the family home to receive well-wishers, a heavy silence hung in the humid afternoon air when Gulf News visited on Sunday.
The already heavy silence in the room gets way heavier.