- 1 making very little noise her quiet voice a quieter, more efficient engine Could you keep the kids quiet while I'm on the phone? He got very quiet (= did not say much) so I knew he was upset. “Be quiet,” said the teacher. She crept downstairs (as) quiet as a mouse.
- 2 without many people or much noise or activity a quiet street They lead a quiet life. Business is usually quieter at this time of year. They had a quiet wedding. The hotel is in a quiet location near the sea. a quiet sea
- 3not disturbed; peaceful to have a quiet drink I was looking forward to a quiet evening at home.
- 4(of a person) tending not to talk very much She was quiet and shy.
- 5(of a feeling or an attitude) definite but not expressed in an obvious way He had an air of quiet authority.
- adverb to speak/move quietly I spent a few hours quietly relaxing. He is quietly confident that they can succeed (= he is confident, but he is not talking about it too much). a quietly-spoken woman
- noun [uncountable] the quietness of the countryside His quietness worried her.Idioms
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to say nothing about something; to keep something secret I've decided to resign, but I'd like you to keep quiet about it. This story is too big to be kept quiet.
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