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Quaker meeting

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noun
  1. a meeting of Quakers, at which all members, except those moved to speak, remain silent.
  2. Informal. a gathering at which there is considerable silence.
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Origin of Quaker meeting

First recorded in 1650–60
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  • The Quaker-meeting has contributed to our vocabulary a synonym for dullness.

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British Dictionary definitions for quaker meeting

Quaker meeting

noun
  1. 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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