Definition of quietly in English:

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quietly

Pronunciation: /ˈkwʌɪətli/

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
literary stilly
softly, making little noise, in a low voice, in low/hushed/muted/subdued tones, in a whisper/murmur/mumble, murmuringly, under one's breath, in an undertone, sotto voce, gently, faintly, weakly, feebly
unobtrusively, unostentatiously, unpretentiously, with restraint, with reserve, conservatively, soberly, modestly, demurely, plainly

Phrases

just quietly

Australian /NZ informal Confidentially.
Example sentences
  • And just quietly; an extremely over-rated captain too.
  • Their second album should be out in April… just quietly, I've heard a few tracks, and it's sounding sublime.
  • Then, after all the fuss, they'll just quietly send them on to New Zealand.

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