quietude

[ kwahy-i-tood, -tyood ]
/ ˈkwaɪ ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud /

noun

the state of being quiet; tranquillity; calmness; stillness; quiet.

Origin of quietude

1590–1600; < Late Latin quiētudō, derivative of Latin quiētus quiet2; see -tude

Can be confused

quietness quietude
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quietude

/ (ˈkwaɪəˌtjuːd) /

noun

the state or condition of being quiet, peaceful, calm, or tranquil

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