adjective, qui·et·er, qui·et·est.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
SYNONYMS FOR quiet
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The big guys guarantee the little guys one spot in their New Year’s Six rotation to keep them quiet.Cincinnati and BYU are making a case for the College Football Playoff. Is anyone listening?|John Feinstein|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
On quiet night for NBA draft lottery selections, Anthony Edwards goes No.The NBA offseason is a wild ride in normal times. This year? Buckle up.|Jerry Brewer|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
On quiet night for lottery selections, Anthony Edwards goes No.NBA draft winners and losers: A win for LaMelo Ball, woe for the Warriors|Ben Golliver|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Stocks may be quiet this morning, but fund managers have never been more bullish.Here are the most bullish trades for 2021—and, no, Bitcoin does not top the list|Bernhard Warner|November 18, 2020|Fortune
Lister notes that the survey was conducted early in the pandemic when people were struggling with having their children at home, sharing bandwidth and “just trying to find anywhere in the house that was quiet.”The Pandemic’s Unlikely Revelation: Closet Offices|Joshua Eferighe|November 17, 2020|Ozy
Everyone at the table fell quiet, and “with equal quietness” Soyinka simply changed seats.
But Uday was known more for his eerie quietness than for wild craziness, which is what's portrayed in the movie.
Roxanne suggests that perhaps it is the quietness of much Irish writing that makes it hard to market here.
At the same time, behind her outer quietness and her calm, he divined struggle still.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
When there was quietness again, he glanced at Winston, who still sat at the foot of the table.Winston of the Prairie|Harold Bindloss
He saw nothing that reassured him, except the quietness of Norman's own face, but even that altered as their eyes met.The Daisy Chain|Charlotte Yonge
"Order for the sang," and he tapped the table loudly with a bottle, as he called for quietness amid the din.The Underworld|James C. Welsh
Yet not one single act of violence was committed; absolute peace and quietness, and perfect order prevailed.Spanish Life in Town and Country|L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
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