Quiet - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkwaɪət|  American pronunciation of the word quiet
Brit.  |ˈkwaɪət|  British pronunciation of the word quiet

noun

- a period of calm weather (syn: lull)
- an untroubled state; free from disturbances (syn: tranquility, tranquillity)
- the absence of sound (syn: silence)
the street was quiet
- a disposition free from stress or emotion (syn: placidity, repose, serenity, tranquility, tranquillity)

verb

- become quiet or quieter (syn: hush, pipe down, quieten)
- make calm or still (syn: calm, calm down, lull, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillize)
quiet the dragons of worry and fear

adjective

- not showy or obtrusive (syn: restrained)
clothes in quiet good taste
- in a softened tone (syn: muted, subdued)
a quiet reprimand
- (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves (syn: placid, smooth, still, tranquil, unruffled)
the quiet waters of a lagoon

adverb

- with little or no activity or no agitation (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly') (syn: quietly)
her hands rested quietly in her lap
the rock star was quietly led out the back door
sit here as quiet as you can

Extra examples

Can I have some quiet here? I'm trying to study.

I need a little peace and quiet.

He spoke in a very quiet voice.

Surprisingly, the class was quiet.

He's a very quiet person.

She has a quiet disposition.

During the morning, business was quiet.

Some days at the store are quieter than others.

He led a quiet life.

...lie quiet and no one will guess you're hiding under the bed...

...the museum docent told the rowdy youngsters to quiet down for the tour...

...quiet a crying toddler with candy...

A quiet murmur passed through the classroom.

The street was unnaturally quiet.

They were both quiet for a while.

Word forms

adjective
comparative: quieter
superlative: quietest
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