a period of calm weather
"there was a lull in the storm"
tranquillity, tranquility, quiet(noun)
an untroubled state; free from disturbances
the absence of sound
"he needed silence in order to sleep"; "the street was quiet"
repose, quiet, placidity, serenity, tranquillity, tranquility(adj)
a disposition free from stress or emotion
characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity
"a quiet life"; "a quiet throng of onlookers"; "quiet peace-loving people"; "the factions remained quiet for almost 10 years"
free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound
"a quiet audience at the concert"; "the room was dark and quiet"
not showy or obtrusive
"clothes in quiet good taste"
hushed, muted, subdued, quiet(adj)
in a softened tone
"hushed voices"; "muted trumpets"; "a subdued whisper"; "a quiet reprimand"
placid, quiet, still, tranquil, smooth, unruffled(adj)
(of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
"a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay"; "the quiet waters of a lagoon"; "a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky"; "a smooth channel crossing"; "scarcely a ripple on the still water"; "unruffled water"
of the sun characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sunspots e.g.
quieten, hush, quiet, quiesce, quiet down, pipe down(verb)
become quiet or quieter
"The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"
calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still(adverb)
make calm or still
"quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
with little or no activity or no agitation (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly')
"her hands rested quietly in her lap"; "the rock star was quietly led out the back door"; "sit here as quiet as you can"
The absence of sound; quietness.
the absence of movement; stillness, tranquility
To become quiet, silent, still, tranquil, calm.
When you quiet, we can start talking.
To cause someone to become quiet.
With little or no sound; denoting absence of disturbing noise.
I can't hear the music, it is too quiet.
Having little motion or activity; calm.
the sea was quiet; a quiet night at home; all quiet on the Western front
Not busy, of low quantity.
Not talking much or not talking loudly; reserved.
He's a very quiet man usually, but is very chatty after a few beers.
in a state of rest or calm; without stir, motion, or agitation; still; as, a quiet sea; quiet air
free from noise or disturbance; hushed; still
not excited or anxious; calm; peaceful; placid; settled; as, a quiet life; a quiet conscience
not giving offense; not exciting disorder or trouble; not turbulent; gentle; mild; meek; contented
not showy; not such as to attract attention; undemonstrative; as, a quiet dress; quiet colors; a quiet movement
the quality or state of being quiet, or in repose; as an hour or a time of quiet
freedom from disturbance, noise, or alarm; stillness; tranquillity; peace; security
to stop motion in; to still; to reduce to a state of rest, or of silence
to calm; to appease; to pacify; to lull; to allay; to tranquillize; as, to quiet the passions; to quiet clamors or disorders; to quiet pain or grief
to become still, silent, or calm; -- often with down; as, be soon quieted down
Origin: [L. quies, -etis. See Quiet, a.]
Quiet is an album by jazz musician John Scofield.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kwī′et, adj. at rest: calm: smooth: peaceable: gentle, inoffensive: silent, still: free from gaudiness, in good taste: free from bustle or formality.—n. the state of being at rest: repose: calm: stillness: peace.—v.t. to bring to rest: to stop motion: to calm or pacify: to lull: to allay.—v.i. to become quiet, to abate.—n. Quī′etāge (Spens.), quiet.—v.t. Quī′eten, to make quiet, calm.—v.i. to become quiet.—n. Quī′eter (Shak.), a person or thing that quiets.—v.t. Quī′etise, to make quiet.—ns. Quī′etism, rest of the mind: mental tranquillity: apathy: the doctrine that religious perfection on earth consists in passive and uninterrupted contemplation of the Deity; Quī′etist, one who believes in this doctrine (Molinos, Mme. Guyon, &c.).—adj. Quietist′ic, pertaining to quietism.—n. Quī′etive, anything that induces quiet.—adv. Quī′etly, in a quiet manner: without motion or alarm: calmly: silently: patiently.—ns. Quī′etness, Quī′etude, rest: repose: freedom from agitation or alarm: stillness: peace: silence.—adj. Quī′etsome (Spens.), calm, still, undisturbed.—n. Quiē′tus, a final settlement or discharge: ending generally: (slang) a severe blow.—At quiet (B.), peaceful; In quiet, quietly; On the quiet, clandestinely; Out of quiet, disturbed. [L. quietus—quiscĕre, to rest.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'quiet' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1752
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'quiet' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1337
Rank popularity for the word 'quiet' in Adjectives Frequency: #187
The numerical value of quiet in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of quiet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I moved here for the quiet. I like my quiet home life.
Normally, our first quarter is fairly quiet. This year it's extraordinarily quiet.
Perfect ignorance is quiet, perfect knowledge is quiet; not so the transition from the former to the latter.
Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.
He was kind of a quiet person but he wasn't anymore quiet than anybody else, he didn't show any crazy, weird flags to me. He seemed pretty square.
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Translations for quiet
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- صامت, هادئArabic
- шым, тынысBashkir
- tranquil, silenciós, poc, quiet, mica, calmarCatalan, Valencian
- tichý, klidný, tichoCzech
- stille, rolig, tyst, ro, stilhedDanish
- still, ruhig, leise, ruhenGerman
- ήρεμος, ήσυχος, σιγανός, σιωπηλός, ησυχίαGreek
- callado, poco, detenido, reservado, quieto, calmo, tranquilo, silente, silencioso, pacífico, tranquilidad, callar, silencio, calma, calmarSpanish
- vaikne, tasaneEstonian
- کم گوی, آرام, کم صدا, خاموش, ساکت شدن, آرام شدنPersian
- äänetön, hiljainen, rauhallinen, vaisu, hiljaisuus, hiljentyä, rauhoittua, rauhoittaa, hiljentääFinnish
- calme, silencieux, paisible, tranquille, discret, apaiser, calmerFrench
- ciúin, ciúnasIrish
- socair, sèimh, ciùin, sàmhach, sàmhchair, tosdScottish Gaelic
- quieto, silandeiro, calmo, silenciosoGalician
- ख़ामोश, ख़ामोशीHindi
- հանգիստ, լռությունArmenian
- silenzioso, calmo, quieto, taciturno, placare, silenzio, pace, tranquillità, calmareItalian
- 静か, 閑散, 平静, 沈黙, 静寂Japanese
- ხმადაბალი, წყნარიGeorgian
- هێمن, وسکتKurdish
- tacitus, tranquillus, pācō, silentiumLatin
- kluss, lēns, klusumsLatvian
- diam, senyap, ديام, سڽڤMalay
- rustig, zwijgzaam, stil, kalm, geluidloos, vredig, geruisloos, kalmerenDutch
- rolig, stilleNorwegian
- ਚੁੱਪ-ਚਾਪ, ਚੁੱਪੀPanjabi, Punjabi
- cichy, spokojnyPolish
- silencioso, tranqüilo, calado, quieto, calmo, acalmar, silêncio, quietude, silenciar, tranquilizar, caladaPortuguese
- încet, tăcutRomanian
- спокойный, тихий, успокоить, успокаиваться, успокоиться, успокаивать, тихоRussian
- tih, spokojan, тих, šutljiv, miranSerbo-Croatian
- lugn, stilla, tyst, tysta, tystnad, tystnaSwedish
- ప్రశాంతం, మౌనం, నిశ్శబ్దంTelugu
- sessiz, suskunTurkish
- خاموش, خاموشیUrdu
- yên tĩnh, 安靜Vietnamese
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