French translation of 'quiet'
1. (= not noisy)
[voice] bas (basse)
[music] doux (douce)
[office] où règne (or où régnait etc) le calme
[engine, aircraft] silencieux/euse
The engine’s very quiet. Le moteur est très silencieux.
2. (= silent) [person, place] silencieux/euse
You’re very quiet today. Tu es bien silencieux aujourd’hui.
It was very quiet in there: you could barely hear a sound. C’était un endroit très silencieux : on n’entendait pratiquement aucun bruit.
be quiet! tais-toi !
to go quiet se taire
keep quiet! tais-toi !
to keep quiet about sth garder qch pour soi
to keep sth quiet ne pas parler de qch
3. (= calm) [village, evening] tranquille ⧫ calme
a quiet little town une petite ville tranquille
a quiet weekend un week-end tranquille
It is very quiet without him. Quel calme sans lui !
a quiet life une vie paisible
4. (= not busy) [day, business] calme
The winter’s a quiet time for us. L’hiver est une période calme pour nous.
(= placid) calme
(= not talkative) réservé(e)
He’s a nice quiet man. C’est un homme calme et sympathique.
She is very quiet and hard working. Elle est très réservée et très travailleuse.
6. (= discreet) [ceremony, colour] discret/ète
a quiet word
I’ll have a quiet word with him. Je lui en parlerai discrètement.
1. (= silence) silence m
quiet! silence !
2. (= peace) tranquillité f ⧫ calme m
on the quiet en secret ⧫ discrètement
transitive verb (US)
1. (= silence) faire taire
2. (= allay) [fears, anxiety] apaiser
(US) se calmer ⧫ s’apaiser
Phrasal verbsquiet down
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Example Sentences Including 'quiet'
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The mockery of wit gives place to quiet trust and tenderness.The Times Literary Supplement (2011)
Looking for peace and quiet in the bedroom?The Sun (2016)
The chance to live a quieter life in the hopes it might spontaneously remit was the final factor.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They may be able to find you some quiet study time.The Sun (2013)
Why not go somewhere peaceful and quiet and talk to him?The Sun (2013)
You can leave the crowds behind on the smaller, quieter islands.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
You have the quiet confidence that makes a partner keener.The Sun (2011)
It was a busy day for a quiet man.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
This quiet man may well be here to stay.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We needed to keep him quiet and in general play we did that.The Sun (2013)
Put it in GT mode and it becomes quiet and smooth and very comfortable.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
This counted as a relatively quiet night.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Car engines have become much quieter but the disturbance caused by cars has grown because of the increase in traffic.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
He is such a calm and quiet person,' he said.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
In the morning we dock and the ship goes quiet.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It is anything for a quiet life.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
It was on a very quiet street and we thought there was no chance anyone would see us.The Sun (2016)
Stores should also target special offers at them and offer incentives to visit at quieter times.The Sun (2016)
The first thing you notice is how quiet it all is.The Sun (2013)
They come to our country to lead a quiet life.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Was it a coded message to keep quiet?The Sun (2016)
We found a quiet corner and sat down to catch up.The Sun (2007)
We go to a quiet place nearby.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
What my grandfather needed more than anything was peace and quiet.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Your mind should begin to feel quieter.The Sun (2009)
Your quiet confidence impresses bosses and an opportunity you thought you had missed is back.The Sun (2009)
This little device emits a clicking noise which becomes quieter the more she relaxes.Banish Anxiety - how to stop worrying and take charge of your life (1991)
It was unusually calm and quiet.Indian Balm - Travels in the Southern Subcontinent (1994)
The machine went quiet and soon the smoke had gone.EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)
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Translation of quiet from the Collins English to French Dictionary