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quiet

adjective     /kwaɪət/
A2 making very little noise: She spoke in a quiet voice so as not to wake him. It's so quiet without the kids here. Please be quiet (= stop talking)! Could you keep quiet while I'm on the phone, please? She was as quiet as a mouse (= very quiet). I didn't even know she'd come in. Note: Do not confuse with quite.Silence and quiet A2 having little activity or excitement and few people: a quiet, peaceful little village It was a quiet wedding, with just a few friends and relations. Business is quiet during the holidays.Peaceful and tranquil B1 A quiet person is one who does not talk much: He was a quiet, almost taciturn, young man.Not saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot being friendlyDigressing and being indirect or evasive keep (sth) quiet C2 to try to stop other people from finding out about a fact: She managed to keep the operation quiet for a while. Davies kept quiet about the amount of money being spent.Secrecy and privacy Grammar:Quiet or quite?See more quietness     /-nəs/ noun [U] This luxury car offers comfort, quietness and speed.Silence and quietPeaceful and tranquil
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