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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quietness, soundlessnessnoun

    the property of making no sound

  2. tranquillity, tranquility, quietness, quietudenoun

    a state of peace and quiet


  1. quietnessnoun

    Absence of sound; silence or hush.

  2. quietnessnoun

    Absence of disturbance; calm, stillness or serenity.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Quietnessnoun

    Etymology: from quiet.

    This cruel quietness neither returning to mislike nor proceeding to favour; gracious, but gracious still after one manner. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    That which we move for our better instruction sake, turneth into anger and choler in them; they grow altogether out of quietness with it; they answer fumingly. Richard Hooker.

    Stop effusion of our christian blood,
    And ’stablish quietness on ev’ry side. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    What miseries have both nations avoided, and what quietness and security attained by their peaceable union? John Hayward.


  1. quietness

    Silence is the absence of ambient audible sound, the emission of sounds of such low intensity that they do not draw attention to themselves, or the state of having ceased to produce sounds; this latter sense can be extended to apply to the cessation or absence of any form of communication, whether through speech or other medium.Sometimes speakers fall silent when they hesitate in searching for a word, or interrupt themselves before correcting themselves. Discourse analysis shows that people use brief silences to mark the boundaries of prosodic units, in turn-taking, or as reactive tokens, for example, as a sign of displeasure, disagreement, embarrassment, desire to think, confusion, and the like. Relatively prolonged intervals of silence can be used in rituals; in some religious disciplines, people maintain silence for protracted periods, or even for the rest of their lives, as an ascetic means of spiritual transformation.


  1. quietness

    Quietness is the state or condition of having little or no noise; being silent or calm. It can also refer to the absence of disturbance or agitation, potentially resulting in peace or tranquility. The quality of being unobtrusive or modest can also be described as quietness. It can not only apply to sound, but also to personality, demeanor or environment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quietnessnoun

    the quality or state of being quiet; freedom from noise, agitation, disturbance, or excitement; stillness; tranquillity; calmness

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quietness in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quietness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of quietness in a Sentence

  1. John Selden:

    A king is a thing men have made for their own sakes, for quietness sake. Just as in a family one man is appointed to buy the meat.

  2. Richard Mallinson:

    We've seen a little bit of a temporary quietness afer the wild swings of last week, people are trying to get a clear picture of the signals.

  3. Villy Hansen:

    Listen to the quietness, it's very special. There are not many places where you can hear nothing. And look at the endless horizon.

  4. New Testament:

    And the work of righteousness shall be peace and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.

  5. Laurence Sterne:

    First, whenever a man talks loudly against religion, always suspect that it is not his reason, but his passions, which have got the better of his creed. A bad life and a good belief are disagreeable and troublesome neighbors, and where they separate, depend upon it, 'Tis for no other cause but quietness sake.

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