- a meeting of Quakers, at which all members, except those moved to speak, remain silent.
- Informal. a gathering at which there is considerable silence.
Origin of Quaker meeting
First recorded in 1650–60
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Examples from the Web for quaker meeting
The Quaker-meeting has contributed to our vocabulary a synonym for dullness.Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast
Samuel Adams Drake
- a gathering of the Quakers for worship, characterized by periods of silence and by members speaking as moved by the Spirit
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