1. [ adverb ] with low volume
Synonyms: softly

"speak softly but carry a big stick" "she spoke quietly to the child" "the radio was playing softly"

Related terms: loudly soft soft
2. [ adverb ] with little or no sound

"the class was listening quietly and intently" "she was crying quietly"

Related terms: noisily quiet quiet
3. [ adverb ] with little or no activity or especially agitation
Synonyms: quiet

"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")

Related terms: unquietly quiet quiet
4. [ adverb ] in a restful manner
Synonyms: restfully

"the streets are restfully sunny and still for the town is at mass"

Related terms: relaxing relaxing