On dailymail.co.uk there is a news article titled "Deafening silence as immigrant tide rises" where the journalist wrote "a loud silence has ensued".
Is there a name to define phrases like loud silence?
A "a combination for epigrammatic effect of contradictory or incongruous words" [M-W] is called an oxymoron.
(The phrase in your example brings to mind the old Manfred Mann album "The Roaring Silence.")
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