Definition of quietly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkwaɪətli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwaɪətli//
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  1. 1in a way that makes very little noise to speak/move quietly a quietly-spoken woman
  2. 2without being disturbed; in a peaceful way I spent a few hours quietly relaxing.
  3. 3without many people or much noise or activity Sometimes a business begins quietly, as a hobby maybe, in a spare bedroom.
  4. 4in a definite, but not obvious, way He is quietly confident that they can succeed (= he is confident, but he is not talking about it too much).