Definitions for quietly
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word quietly
with low volume
"speak softly but carry a big stick"; "she spoke quietly to the child"; "the radio was playing softly"
with little or no sound
"the class was listening quietly and intently"; "she was crying quietly"
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"
in a restful manner
"the streets are restfully sunny and still for the town is at mass"
In a quiet manner.
in a quiet state or manner; without motion; in a state of rest; as, to lie or sit quietly
without tumult, alarm, dispute, or disturbance; peaceably; as, to live quietly; to sleep quietly
calmly, without agitation or violent emotion; patiently; as, to submit quietly to unavoidable evils
noiselessly; silently; without remark or violent movement; in a manner to attract little or no observation; as, he quietly left the room
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'quietly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2441
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'quietly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4133
Rank popularity for the word 'quietly' in Adverbs Frequency: #200
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We very quietly have been on this long-term investigation.
Are you going to come quietly, or do I have to use earplugs
Are you going to come quietly, or do I have to use earplugs?
One man's word is no man's word we should quietly hear both sides.
The quietly pacifist peaceful always die to make room for men who shout.
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