Definition of quietly in English:

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quietly

Pronunciation: /ˈkwīətlē/

adverb

In a quiet manner: he worked quietly and diligently [as submodifier]: she was quietly confident that they’d win
More example sentences
  • He is quietly confident that he is steering the economic juggernaut in the right direction.
  • Whether he can turn a club around as easily as he can a game remains to be seen but he's quietly confident.
  • We went into the game quietly confident that we could win it but we paid a high price.
Synonyms
softly, in a low voice, in a whisper, in a murmur, under one's breath, in an undertone, sotto voce, gently, faintly, weakly, feebly
discreetly, privately, confidentially, secretly, unofficially, off the record

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Syllabification: quietly

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