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quiet - Dictionary definition and meaning for word quiet

Definition
(noun) a period of calm weather
Synonyms : lull
Example Sentence
  • there was a lull in the storm

Definition
(noun) an untroubled state; free from disturbances
Synonyms : tranquility , tranquillity

Definition
(noun) the absence of sound
Synonyms : silence
Example Sentence
  • he needed silence in order to sleep
  • the street was quiet

Definition
(noun) a disposition free from stress or emotion
Definition
(verb) become quiet or quieter
Synonyms : hush , pipe down , quiesce , quiet down , quieten
Example Sentence
  • The audience fell silent when the speaker entered

Definition
(verb) make calm or still
Example Sentence
  • quiet the dragons of worry and fear

Definition
(adj) characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity
Example Sentence
  • a quiet life
  • a quiet throng of onlookers
  • quiet peace-loving people
  • the factions remained quiet for almost 10 years

Definition
(adj) free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound
Example Sentence
  • a quiet audience at the concert
  • the room was dark and quiet

Definition
(adj) not showy or obtrusive
Synonyms : restrained
Example Sentence
  • clothes in quiet good taste

Definition
(adj) in a softened tone
Synonyms : hushed , muted , subdued
Example Sentence
  • hushed voices
  • muted trumpets
  • a subdued whisper
  • a quiet reprimand

Definition
(adj) (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
Synonyms : placid , smooth , still , tranquil , unruffled
Example Sentence
  • a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay
  • the quiet waters of a lagoon
  • a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky
  • a smooth channel crossing
  • scarcely a ripple on the still water
  • unruffled water

Definition
(adj) of the sun characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sunspots e.g.
Definition
(adv) with little or no activity or no agitation (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly')
Synonyms : quietly
Example Sentence
  • her hands rested quietly in her lap
  • the rock star was quietly led out the back door
  • sit here as quiet as you can

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quiet

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