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Definition of Quiet

producing very little noise/sound or no sound;

e.g. The library was very quiet since everyone was reading.

not having much excitement or activity, used to describe a place, situation, or period of time, or not subject to much interruption or disturbance;

e.g. The store was quiet at that late hour. He found a quiet spot to take his phone call.

restrained and unobtrusive in some way, for example carried out secretly or discreetly, or reserved and mild-mannered, used to describe a person's manner;

e.g. They took a quiet weekend trip to the mountains. He was a quiet person who rarely engaged people in conversation.

a state of peace, stability, or calm, for example a state of silence (i.e. the absence of noise), freedom from being interrupted or disturbed, or a state in which one's social or political life/affairs are relatively settled;

e.g. They longed for some quiet after their busy week.

in American usage, to become calm, silent, or still, or to make someone or something thus;

e.g. They draped the machine in heavy fabric to quiet the noise of its operation.

not showy or bright, used to describe the color, style, etc. of a garment;

e.g. She wore a quiet dark-colored shirt to the interview.

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  • "Confidence is quiet. Insecurity is loud." -- Karin Luise

  • "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow'." -- Marry Anne Radmacher

  • hold one's tongue

  • pipe down

  • put a sock in it

  • zip your lip


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