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qui·et

 (kwī′ĭt)
adj. qui·et·er, qui·et·est
1. Making or characterized by little or no noise: a quiet library; a quiet street; a quiet, well tuned engine.
2.
a. Free of turmoil and agitation; calm: a quiet lake; a quiet place in the country.
b. Providing or allowing relaxation; restful; soothing: a quiet afternoon nap; a quiet tune on the flute.
3. Not showy or bright; subdued: a room decorated in quiet colors.
4. Restrained, as in style; understated: a quiet strength; a quiet life.
5. Out of public scrutiny; known or discussed by few: wanted to keep the incident quiet until after the election.
n.
The quality or condition of being quiet: "A menacing quiet fills the empty streets" (Time).
v. qui·et·ed, qui·et·ing, qui·ets
v.tr.
1. To cause to become quiet: The teacher quieted the students.
2. To make (a title) secure by freeing from uncertainties or adverse claims as to the ownership.
v.intr.
To become quiet: The child wouldn't quiet down for me.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin quiētus, past participle of quiēscere, to rest; see kweiə- in Indo-European roots.]

qui′et·ly adv.
qui′et·ness n.
Synonyms: quiet, silent, still1, noiseless, soundless
These adjectives mean marked by or making no sound, noise, or movement. Quiet suggests the absence of bustle, tumult, or agitation: "life being very short, and the quiet hours of it few" (John Ruskin).
Silent can suggest a profound hush: "I like the silent church before the service begins" (Ralph Waldo Emerson).
Still implies lack of motion or disturbance and often connotes rest or tranquility: "But after tempest ... / There came a day as still as heaven" (Tennyson).
Noiseless and soundless imply the absence of disturbing sound: "th' inaudible and noiseless foot of time" (Shakespeare)."the soundless footsteps on the grass" (John Galsworthy).

quietly

(ˈkwaɪətlɪ)
adv
1. in a quiet manner
2. just quietly Austral between you and me; confidentially
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.quietly - with low volume; "speak softly but carry a big stick"; "she spoke quietly to the child"; "the radio was playing softly"
2.quietly - with little or no sound; "the class was listening quietly and intently"; "she was crying quietly"
noisily - with much noise or loud and unpleasant sound; "he blew his nose noisily"
3.quietly - with little or no activity or no agitation (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `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"
unquietly - with agitation or turbulence
4.quietly - in a restful manner; "the streets are restfully sunny and still for the town is at mass"

quietly

adverb
1. silently, noiselessly She closed the door quietly.
2. softly, in hushed tones, in a low voice or whisper, inaudibly, in an undertone, under your breath 'This is goodbye, isn't it?' she said quietly.
3. privately, secretly, discreetly, confidentially quietly planning their next move
4. calmly, serenely, placidly, patiently, mildly, meekly, contentedly, dispassionately, undemonstratively She sat quietly watching all that was going on around her.
5. silently, in silence, mutely, without talking, dumbly Amy stood quietly in the door watching him.
6. modestly, humbly, unobtrusively, diffidently, unpretentiously, unassumingly, unostentatiously He is quietly confident about the magazine's chances.
Translations
بِهُدوءبِهُدُوء
tiše
stilledæmpet
kvietesilente
hiljaahiljaisesti
tiho
rólega; hávaîalaust
静かに
조용하게
tiho
tyst
อย่างเงียบ
yên lặng

quietly

[ˈkwaɪətlɪ] ADV
1. (= not loudly) [say, whisper] → en voz baja; [sing] → en voz baja, suavemente; [drink, leave, walk, come in] → silenciosamente, sin hacer ruido
this part should be played quietly (Mus) → esta parte hay que tocarla bajo
2. (= silently) → en silencio
she said nothing, but listened quietlyno dijo nada, sino que escuchó en silencio
3. (= peacefully, calmly) [play, read] → tranquilamente
I was quietly drinking a cup of coffeeestaba tomando café tranquilamente
he refused to go quietlyse negó a irse pacíficamente
are you coming quietly or are you going to make trouble?¿nos acompaña usted pacíficamente o va a causar problemas?
the house is quietly situated in attractive parklandla casa está situada en una tranquila zona con jardines
I'm quietly confident about the futureaunque no lo exteriorice, soy optimista respecto al futuro
he was quietly contentestaba contento y tranquilo
4. (= discreetly) → discretamente
the president's plan had been quietly shelvedhabían dejado de lado discretamente el plan del presidente
she lives quietly in Suffolkvive discretamente en Suffolk
to be quietly dressedvestirse con discreción
he slipped off quietlyse marchó sin que nadie lo notara
let's get married quietlycasémonos en la intimidad
we dined quietly at homecenamos en la intimidad del hogar

quietly

[ˈkwaɪətli] adv
(= not loudly) [say, speak] → doucement
"She's dead," he said quietly → "Elle est morte," dit-il doucement.
(= silently) → sans bruit, sans faire de bruit
He quietly opened the door → Il a ouvert la porte sans bruit., Il a ouvert la porte sans faire de bruit.
(= calmly) → tranquillement, calmement
quietly confident → confiant(e)
(= discreetly) → discrètement
to go quietly (= without putting up resistance) → partir sans faire d'histoires
I won't go quietly
BUT Je n'ai pas l'intention de partir sans me battre.

quietly

adv (= making little noise)leise; (= peacefully, making little fuss)ruhig; (= secretly)still und heimlich; dresseddezent; (= placidly)still; to live quietlyruhig or zurückgezogen leben; he’s very quietly spokener spricht sehr leise; a very quietly spoken young manein sehr ruhiger junger Mann; to be quietly confidentinsgeheim sehr sicher sein; I can only think how happy I am, how quietly contentich kann mich nur glücklich und zutiefst zufrieden schätzen; I was sitting here quietly sipping my wineich saß da und trank in aller Ruhe meinen Wein; he sat down and quietly dieder setzte sich hin und starb in aller Stille; he refused to go quietlyer weigerte sich, unauffällig zu gehen; are you going to come quietly? (said by policeman) → kommen Sie widerstandslos mit?, kommen Sie ohne Widerstand zu leisten mit?; he slipped off quietlyer machte sich in aller Stille davon (inf); they got married very quietlysie haben im kleinen Rahmen geheiratet; and all the time he was quietly writing a novel about usund die ganze Zeit hat er still und heimlich einen Roman über uns geschrieben

quietly

[ˈkwaɪətlɪ] adv (softly, silently) → silenziosamente, senza far rumore; (not loudly, speak, sing) → in modo sommesso; (calmly) → tranquillamente, con calma
to be quietly dressed → essere vestito/a in modo sobrio
to be quietly situated (house) → trovarsi in un posto tranquillo
let's get married quietly → sposiamoci con una cerimonia semplice
he slipped off quietly to avoid being noticed → se n'è andato alla chetichella per non essere notato

quiet

(ˈkwaiət) adjective
1. not making very much, or any, noise; without very much, or any, noise. Tell the children to be quiet; It's very quiet out in the country; a quiet person.
2. free from worry, excitement etc. I live a very quiet life.
3. without much movement or activity; not busy. We'll have a quiet afternoon watching television.
4. (of colours) not bright.
noun
a state, atmosphere, period of time etc which is quiet. In the quiet of the night; All I want is peace and quiet.
verb
(especially American. often with down) to quieten.
ˈquieten verb
1. (often with down) to make or become quiet. I expect you to quieten down when I come into the classroom.
2. to remove or lessen (a person's fears, doubts etc).
ˈquietly adverb
ˈquietness noun
keep quiet about
to say nothing about; to keep secret. I'd like you to keep quiet about the child's father being in prison.
on the quiet
secretly; without letting anyone find out. He went out of the office to enjoy a cigarette on the quiet.

quiet is an adjective: She has a quiet voice ;
Keep quiet.
quite is an adverb: This book is quite good .

quietly

بِهُدُوء tiše stille ruhig ήσυχα silenciosamente hiljaa silencieusement tiho silenziosamente 静かに 조용하게 stil rolig cicho calmamente, quietamente тихо tyst อย่างเงียบ sessizce yên lặng 寂静地
References in classic literature ?
As young readers like to know `how people look', we will take this moment to give them a little sketch of the four sisters, who sat knitting away in the twilight, while the December snow fell quietly without, and the fire crackled cheerfully within.
When the boys with whom he associated were noisy and quarrelsome, he stood quietly at one side.
During his oblivious attention he once quietly rested his head against Mrs.
The simple admirer of the war-horse instantly fell back to a low, gaunt, switch-tailed mare, that was unconsciously gleaning the faded herbage of the camp nigh by; where, leaning with one elbow on the blanket that concealed an apology for a saddle, he became a spectator of the departure, while a foal was quietly making its morning repast, on the opposite side of the same animal.
Now, said Queequeg, quietly hauling in the line, spos-ee him whale-e eye; why, dad whale dead.
It means to teach a horse to wear a saddle and bridle, and to carry on his back a man, woman or child; to go just the way they wish, and to go quietly.
she said, as she was quietly looking over her peaches.
She is not the girl to put up quietly with such an insult as this.
Biddy sat quietly sewing, shedding no more tears, and while I looked at her and thought about it all, it occurred to me that perhaps I had not been sufficiently grateful to Biddy.
The bride drove up quietly with her father, and there was a subdued note even in the murmur of recognition which ran along the villagers as they stood in groups near the church porch.
When she was fully dressed, she stole quietly from the room.
Timmy took off his jacket and hung it on a twig; they worked away quietly by themselves.