adjective, qui·et·er, qui·et·est.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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How to use quiet in a sentence
Ford labels “Engage” as the normal drive mode, while “Whisper” is the quiet mode where the car produces less of the artificial “engine noise” that tells the driver what’s happening with the drivetrain.Ford’s electric Mustang Mach-E is an important leap into the future|Dan Carney|February 12, 2021|Popular Science
Glass beads are washable, quiet, and tend to retain less heat than plastic, which is great for hot sleepers.Best weighted blanket: Sleep like a baby with our comfy bedding picks|PopSci Commerce Team|February 12, 2021|Popular Science
In this recording of a fin whale’s song in 2012, sped up 10 times, each loud call is followed by a series of quieter echoes.Fin whale songs can reveal hidden features of the ocean floor|Carolyn Gramling|February 11, 2021|Science News
After a quiet period, the last three months of 2020 saw yet another sharp rise as the currency’s value more than tripled—and it’s still climbing.Bitcoin’s Blowing Up, and That’s Good News for Human Rights. Here’s Why|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|February 10, 2021|Singularity Hub
When we were kids, my mother loved the movie Mortal Kombat, so I remember me and my brother playing in our room and it’s dead quiet.
When Marvin tells this story, he gets quiet, and you can see the way it must have been.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
What, I suspect, we really want from Santa is peace (and quiet) at home for the holidays.
They made quiet plans together, saying that when they had a child together, they wanted a girl called Grace.
The inauguration had to be held in the fortified Kremlin, surrounded by an eerily quiet city.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But shh shhh shh, you have to be quiet about it or they will make me take it off.
This Captain Kirton was really the best of the Kirton bunch: a quiet, unassuming young man, somewhat delicate in health.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
Their discipline is admirable, but their natural disposition is likewise quiet and inoffensive.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
It is the quiet chef lieu of the Allier, and was once the capital of the Bourbonnais.
The menace of a thunder-cloud approached as in his childhood's dream; disaster lurked behind the quiet outer show.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
He went blindly down the street, turned at the corner and sought a quiet place, a livery barn.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
British Dictionary definitions for quiet
Derived forms of quietquietness, noun
Word Origin for quiet
Idioms and Phrases with quiet
In addition to the idiom beginning with quiet
- quiet as a mouse
- keep quiet
- peace and quiet