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quiet

adjective  us   /ˈkwɑɪ·ɪt/

quiet adjective (MAKING NO NOISE)

making very little or no noise: Our new dishwasher is very quiet. Be quiet (= Stop making noise)! A quiet person is one who does not talk much: a shy, quiet child

quiet adjective (WITHOUT ACTIVITY)

[-er/-est only] without much activity or many people: a quiet neighborhood a quiet candlelit dinner

quiet

noun [U]  us   /ˈkwɑɪ·ɪt/

quiet noun [U] (SILENCE)

the state of being silent: Let’s have some quiet in here!

quiet noun [U] (ABSENCE OF ACTIVITY)

the absence of activity and excitement: After a hard day at work, all she wanted was some peace and quiet.

quiet

verb [I/T]  us   /ˈkwɑɪ·ɪt/

quiet verb [I/T] (BECOME LESS NOISY)

to become or cause to become calmer or less noisy: [T] He quieted the crowd by raising his hand. [I] After a great deal of crying, the baby quieted down. [M] I tried to quiet him down.
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