quiet
Pronunciation
  • enPR: kwī'ĭt, IPA: /ˈkwaɪ.ɪt/
  • (weak vowel) enPR: kwī'ət, IPA: /ˈkwaɪ.ət/
Adjective

quiet (comparative quieter, superlative quietest)

  1. With little or no sound; free of disturbing noise.
    I can't hear the music; it is too quiet.
  2. Having little motion or activity; calm.
    the sea was quiet
    a quiet night at home
    all quiet on the Western front
  3. Not busy, of low quantity.
    The traffic was quiet for a Monday morning.
    Business was quiet for the season.
  4. Not talking much or not talking loudly; reserved.
    He's a very quiet man usually, but is very chatty after a few beers.
  5. Not showy; undemonstrative.
    a quiet dress
    quiet colours
    a quiet movement
  6. (software) Requiring little or no interaction.
    a quiet install
Synonyms Antonyms Translations Translations Translations Translations Verb

quiet (quiets, present participle quieting; past and past participle quieted)

  1. To become quiet, silent, still, tranquil, calm.
    When you quiet, we can start talking.
    Synonyms: quiet down, quieten
  2. To cause someone to become quiet.
    Can you quiet your child? He's making lots of noise.
    The umpire quieted the crowd, so the game could continue in peace.
    Synonyms: quiet down, quieten
Translations Translations Noun

quiet (plural quiets)

  1. The absence of sound; quietness.
    There was a strange quiet in the normally very lively plaza.
    We need a bit of quiet before we can start the show.
  2. the absence of movement; stillness, tranquility
Translations Translations Interjection
  1. Be quiet.
    Quiet! The children are sleeping.



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