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Definition of quet

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1. quiet [ a ] characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity
Examples: "a quiet life" "a quiet throng of onlookers" "quiet peace-loving people" "the factions remained quiet for almost 10 years"

Used in print:

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

The campaign leading to the election was not so quiet , however .

(The New York Times,...)

All was quiet in the office of the Yankees and the local National_Leaguers yesterday .

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

Their own easier , slower tempo is especially dear to Southerners ; and I have heard many say that they are content to earn a half or a third as_much_as they could up North because they so much prefer the quieter habits of their home_town .

(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)

On the other side of the church was a quiet , well-kept house with shutters and recently painted .

(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)

They held the funeral the next morning from the crossroads church and buried the little box in the quiet family plot .

Synonyms quiet Related Terms unquiet relaxing slumberous quiescent untroubled peaceful tame unagitated

2. quiet [ a ] free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound
Examples: "a quiet audience at the concert" "the room was dark and quiet"

Used in print:

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

The twenty-five year old recording offers rather faded string tone , but the balance between the instruments is good and the transfer is very quiet .

(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)

`` We just sit quiet and wait '' , Prevot had said .

(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)

The place was quiet .

Synonyms quiet Related Terms noisy silent dreamy noiseless catlike stilly tiptoe soft inaudible

3. quiet [ a ] not showy or obtrusive
Examples: "clothes in quiet good taste"

Synonyms quiet restrained Related Terms unostentatious

4. quiet [ n ] a period of calm weather
Examples: "there was a lull in the storm"

Used in print:

(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)

He felt a puppyish need for company as strong as his earlier necessity for quiet .

Synonyms quiet lull Related Terms calmness lull

5. quiet [ v ] make calm or still
Examples: "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

Used in print:

(Dolores Hitchens, Footsteps in the Night....)

Once he had abandoned himself to the very worst , once he had quieted all the dragons of worry and suspense , there would n't be very much for Mae to do .

Synonyms calm quiet still tranquillise tranquillize tranquilize lull quieten calm_down Related Terms agitate comfort reassure pacify lull compose hush repose

6. quiet [ n ] the absence of sound
Examples: "he needed silence in order to sleep" "the street was quiet"

Used in print:

(Robert E. Lane, The Liberties of Wit: Humanism, Critici...)

In the calm which follows the reading of a poem , for_example , is the effect produced by the enforced quiet , by the musical quality of words and rhythm , by the sentiments or sense of the poem , by the associations with earlier readings , if it is familiar , by the boost to the self-esteem for the semi-literate , by the diversion of attention , by the sense of security in a legitimized withdrawal , by a kind license for some variety of fantasy_life regarded_as forbidden , or by half conscious ideas about the magical_power of words ?

Synonyms silence quiet Related Terms sound sound_property hush quietness speechlessness hush

7. quiet [ a ] free from disturbance
Examples: "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"

Used in print:

(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)

The seemingly quiet ocean had crashed a wall of water from 10 to 100 feet high upon beaches crowded with bathers , drowning thousands of them and flattening villages along the shore .

Synonyms still placid quiet tranquil unruffled Related Terms calm

8. quiet [ a ] without untoward incident or disruption
Examples: "a placid existence" "quiet times"

Used in print:

(Booton Herndon, "From Custer to Korea, The 7th Cavalry"...)

In Ireland 's County_Limerick , near the River_Shannon , there is a quiet little suburb by the name of Garryowen , which means `` Garden of Owen '' .

Synonyms quiet placid Related Terms uneventful

9. quiet [ a ] in a softened tone
Examples: "hushed voices" "muted trumpets" "a subdued whisper" "a quiet reprimand"

Used in print:

(George Harmon Coxe, Error of Judgement....)

`` All_right '' , Calenda said , his voice still quiet .

Synonyms subdued muted quiet hushed Related Terms soft

10. quiet [ v ] become quiet or quieter
Examples: "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"

Used in print:

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

Both Cook 's and Russell 's lives were threatened by the Mexicans following the killing , but the company officers felt that in_the_end , it would serve to quiet them despite their immediate emotion .

Synonyms quiet quiet_down quiesce quieten pipe_down hush Related Terms louden change_intensity hush silence

11. quiet [ n ] an untroubled state; free from disturbances

Used in print:

(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)

There was only one place where Jake_Carwood 's description had gone badly awry : the peace and quiet .

Synonyms quiet tranquillity Related Terms order

12. quiet [ r ] with little or no activity or especially agitation
Examples: "her hands rested quietly in her lap" "the rock star was quietly led out the back door" (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly' as in "sit here as quiet as you can")

Synonyms quietly quiet Related Terms unquietly

13. quiet [ a ] (astronomy; of the sun) characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sun spots e.g.

Synonyms quiet Related Terms active astronomy

14. quiet [ n ] a disposition free from stress or emotion

Synonyms serenity tranquility quiet placidity tranquillity repose Related Terms composure ataraxia calm

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