Definition of quietude in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkwīəˌt(y)o͞od/


A state of stillness, calmness, and quiet in a person or place.
Example sentences
  • Mourners deserve to honour their loss in peace, quietude and with due respect,’ he went on.
  • Council is a reflective activity with roots in Quaker and Native American traditions, a time for all to come together for some common quietude, some seriousness, and for the sharing of deeper feelings.
  • At least golf has its moments of quietude as well, so it wasn't that bad.


Late 16th century: from French quiétude or medieval Latin quietudo, from Latin quietus 'quiet'.

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Syllabification: qui·e·tude

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