What does quietly mean?

Definitions for quietly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word quietly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. softly, quietly(adverb)

    with low volume

    "speak softly but carry a big stick"; "she spoke quietly to the child"; "the radio was playing softly"

  2. quietly(adverb)

    with little or no sound

    "the class was listening quietly and intently"; "she was crying quietly"

  3. quietly, quiet(adverb)

    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"

  4. restfully, quietly(adverb)

    in a restful manner

    "the streets are restfully sunny and still for the town is at mass"

Wiktionary

  1. quietly(Adverb)

    In a quiet manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quietly(adverb)

    in a quiet state or manner; without motion; in a state of rest; as, to lie or sit quietly

  2. Quietly(adverb)

    without tumult, alarm, dispute, or disturbance; peaceably; as, to live quietly; to sleep quietly

  3. Quietly(adverb)

    calmly, without agitation or violent emotion; patiently; as, to submit quietly to unavoidable evils

  4. Quietly(adverb)

    noiselessly; silently; without remark or violent movement; in a manner to attract little or no observation; as, he quietly left the room

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'quietly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2441

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'quietly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4133

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'quietly' in Adverbs Frequency: #200

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quietly in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quietly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. David Daleiden:

    We very quietly have been on this long-term investigation.

  2. Spike Milligan:

    Are you going to come quietly, or do I have to use earplugs

  3. Spike Milligan, from "The Goon Show":

    Are you going to come quietly, or do I have to use earplugs?

  4. Johann von Goethe:

    One man's word is no man's word we should quietly hear both sides.

  5. Alice Walker:

    The quietly pacifist peaceful always die to make room for men who shout.

Images & Illustrations of quietly

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