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English definition of “quietly”

quietly

adverb  /ˈkwɑɪ·ɪt·li/ us  

quietly adverb (WITHOUT MAKING NOISE)

without making much noise: "It’s time," he said quietly.

quietly adverb (WITHOUT ATTRACTING ATTENTION)

without attracting attention: The airline quietly increased fares by 10 percent.
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