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adjective (quieter, quietest)
1making little or no noise:the car has a quiet, economical engine I was as quiet as I could be, but he knew I was there (of a place, period of time, or situation) without much activity, disturbance, or excitement:the street below was quiet, little traffic braving the snow without being disturbed or interrupted:all he wanted was a quiet drink 2carried out discreetly, secretly, or with moderation:we wanted a quiet wedding I’ll have a quiet word with him (of a person) tranquil and reserved by nature; not brash or forceful:his quiet, middle-aged parents [attributive] expressed in a restrained or understated way:Molly spoke with quiet confidence (of a color or garment) unobtrusive; not bright or showy.
absence of noise or bustle; silence; calm:the ringing of the telephone shattered the early morning quiet freedom from disturbance or interruption by others:he understood her wish for peace and quiet a peaceful or settled state of affairs in social or political life:after several months of comparative quiet, the scandal reerupted in August
verb chiefly North American
make or become silent, calm, or still: [with object]:there are ways of quieting kids down [no object]:the journalists quieted down as Judy stepped onto the dais