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quiet

qui·et

quiet

 
pronunciation:
kwaI iht
parts of speech:
adjective, verb, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: quieter, quietest
definition 1: making no sound or noise.
He was a quiet baby.Our neighbor's dog barks at night, but ours is usually quiet.
synonyms:
silent, still
antonyms:
loud, noisy
similar words:
hushed, low, muffled, mute, soft
definition 2: filled with little or no noise.
The library is usually a quiet place.
synonyms:
still
antonyms:
noisy
definition 3: free from trouble or much activity.
After a tough week, it was nice for them to have some quiet days up at the lake.
synonyms:
calm, peaceful, serene, still, tranquil
similar words:
easy, mellow, placid, restful, slow
definition 4: making one calm or peaceful.
They play quiet music at the dentist office.
synonyms:
calming, restful
similar words:
easy, peaceful, tranquil
definition 5: showing little or no movement.
There was little wind and the sea was quiet.
synonyms:
calm, still
similar words:
dead, idle, motionless, restful, sluggish
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: quieted, quieting, quiets
definition 1: to make quiet.
Will you quiet your dog?
synonyms:
hush, silence
similar words:
calm, gag, mellow, muffle, mute, muzzle, shut up, still
definition 2: to become quiet (often followed by "down").
The baby quieted down when I sang to him.
synonyms:
hush, subside
similar words:
calm, ease, lessen, lull, relax, settle, still
 
part of speech: noun
definition: freedom from noise.
We love going to the lake because of the quiet there.
synonyms:
silence, still
similar words:
hush, peace
derivations: quietly (adv.), quietness (n.)
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  • quietly:
    in a quiet way.
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