Definition of 'quiet'
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Looking for peace and quiet in the bedroom? The Sun (2016)Was it a coded message to keep quiet? The Sun (2016)We go to a quiet place nearby. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Stores should also target special offers at them and offer incentives to visit at quieter times. The Sun (2016)In the morning we dock and the ship goes quiet. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This quiet man may well be here to stay. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The chance to live a quieter life in the hopes it might spontaneously remit was the final factor. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was on a very quiet street and we thought there was no chance anyone would see us. The Sun (2016)Put it in GT mode and it becomes quiet and smooth and very comfortable. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He is such a calm and quiet person,' he said. Times, Sunday Times (2016)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 is anything for a quiet life. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Your mind should begin to feel quieter. The Sun (2009)What my grandfather needed more than anything was peace and quiet. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They come to our country to lead a quiet life. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The first thing you notice is how quiet it all is. The Sun (2013)We needed to keep him quiet and in general play we did that. The Sun (2013)The mockery of wit gives place to quiet trust and tenderness. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)They may be able to find you some quiet study time. The Sun (2013)The machine went quiet and soon the smoke had gone. EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)Why not go somewhere peaceful and quiet and talk to him? The Sun (2013)We found a quiet corner and sat down to catch up. The Sun (2007)It was a busy day for a quiet man. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This counted as a relatively quiet night. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You have the quiet confidence that makes a partner keener. The Sun (2011)Car engines have become much quieter but the disturbance caused by cars has grown because of the increase in traffic. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It was unusually calm and quiet. Indian Balm - Travels in the Southern Subcontinent (1994)You can leave the crowds behind on the smaller, quieter islands. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'quiet'
British English: quiet /ˈkwaɪət/ ADJECTIVE
Something or someone that is quiet makes only a small amount of noise.
She kept the children reasonably quiet.
- American English: quiet
- Arabic: هَادِئ
- Brazilian Portuguese: silencioso
- Chinese: 安静的
- Croatian: tih
- Czech: tichý
- Danish: stille
- Dutch: stil
- European Spanish: silencioso
- Finnish: hiljainen
- French: silencieux sans bruit
- German: ruhig
- Greek: ήσυχος
- Italian: silenzioso
- Japanese: 静かな
- Korean: 조용한
- Norwegian: stille
- Polish: cichy
- European Portuguese: calmo
- Romanian: tăcut
- Russian: тихий
- Spanish: silencioso
- Swedish: tyst
- Thai: เงียบ
- Turkish: sessiz
- Ukrainian: тихий
- Vietnamese: yên lặng
Definition of quiet from the Collins English Dictionary
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