1. characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity
- a quiet life
- a quiet throng of onlookers
- quiet peace-loving people
2. free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound
- a quiet audience at the concert
- the room was dark and quiet
3. not showy or obtrusive
- clothes in quiet good taste
4. in a softened tone
- a quiet reprimand
5. (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
- the quiet waters of a lagoon
6. (of the sun) characterized by a low level of surface phenomena, such as sunspots
Sentences with quiet as an adjective:
- I can't hear the music; it is too quiet.
- the sea was quiet; a quiet night at home; all quiet on the Western front
- The traffic was quiet for a Monday morning.
- Business was quiet for the season.
- He's a very quiet man usually, but is very chatty after a few beers.
- a quiet dress; quiet colours; a quiet movement
- a quiet install
1. 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
Similar word(s): quietly
1. a period of calm weather
Similar word(s): lull
2. an untroubled state; free from disturbances
3. the absence of sound
- the street was quiet
Similar word(s): silence
Definition categories: attribute
4. a disposition free from stress or emotion
Sentences with quiet as a noun:
- There was a strange quiet in the normally very lively plaza.
- We need a bit of quiet before we can start the show.
1. become quiet or quieter
Definition categories: perception
2. make calm or still
- quiet the dragons of worry and fear
Sentences with quiet as a verb:
- When you quiet, we can start talking.
- Can you quiet your child? He's making lots of noise.
- The umpire quieted the crowd, so the game could continue in peace.