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quietly
American English: /ˈkwaɪətli/

Translation of quietly in Spanish:

adverb

  • 1 (silently, not loudly)
    (move/stand)
    sin hacer ruido
    (whisper/murmur/speak)
    en voz baja
    to play quietly (Music)
    tocar con suavidad
    tocar piano [technical]
  • 2 2.1 (peacefully)
    (sleep/rest)
    they live quietly in the country
    llevan una vida tranquila en el campo
    2.2 (unobtrusively, calmly)
    (dress/mention)
    a quietly determined woman
    una mujer que persigue sus objetivos con callada resolución
    he quietly assumed responsibility
    asumió calladamente la responsabilidad
    he quietly insinuated himself into their circle
    poco a poco y sin atraer la atención se fue introduciendo en su círculo
    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.

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