(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


1. characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity

- a quiet life

- a quiet throng of onlookers

- quiet peace-loving people

Similar word(s): unagitated, peaceable, peaceful, quiescent, untroubled, tame

2. free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound

- a quiet audience at the concert

- the room was dark and quiet

Similar word(s): inaudible, unhearable, soft, noiseless, silent, soundless, still, stilly, tiptoe

3. not showy or obtrusive

- clothes in quiet good taste

Similar word(s): unostentatious, unpretending, unpretentious, restrained

4. in a softened tone

- a quiet reprimand

Similar word(s): soft, hushed, muted, subdued

5. (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves

- the quiet waters of a lagoon

Similar word(s): calm, placid, smooth, still, tranquil, unruffled

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

Definition categories: state, calmness

2. an untroubled state; free from disturbances

Similar word(s): tranquility, tranquillity

Definition categories: state, order

3. the absence of sound

- the street was quiet

Similar word(s): silence

Definition categories: attribute

4. a disposition free from stress or emotion

Similar word(s): placidity, repose, serenity, tranquility, tranquillity

Definition categories: attribute, calm, calmness, composure, equanimity

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

Similar word(s): hush, quiesce, quieten

Definition categories: perception

2. make calm or still

- quiet the dragons of worry and fear

Similar word(s): calm, lull, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

Definition categories: emotion, comfort, console, solace, soothe

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.