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Definition of "quiet" [qui•et]

  • Making little or no noise: quiet neighbors; a quiet engine. (adjective)
  • Free of loud noise; hushed: a quiet street. (adjective)
  • Calm and unmoving; still: a quiet lake. (adjective)
  • Free of turmoil and agitation; untroubled. See Synonyms at still1. (adjective)
  • Restful; soothing: a quiet afternoon nap; a quiet tune on the flute. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "quiet" in a sentence
  • "If one goes from place to place in search of the quiet spot for sleep, he may finally find _quiet itself_ oppressive, or worse yet, may be kept awake by hearing his own circulation, from which escape is out of the question."
  • "WHEN the French Communists were raising Cain in Europe they doubtless thought their idea was practically new, but thousands of years before they bore the red banner through the streets of Paris the American Indians were living quiet and peaceful communal lives on this continent; when I use the words _quiet_ and _peaceful_, I, of course, mean as regards their own particular commune and not taking into account their attitude toward their neighbors."
  • "We use the term quiet manner: it should be qualified with the phrase, quiet manner for him."