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English definition of “quietly”

quietly

adverb uk   /ˈkwaɪət.li/ us  
B1 without making much noise: I slipped quietly out of the back door. He is a quietly spoken, thoughtful man.Silence and quiet in a way that is not obvious to other people because you do not say much: He is quietly confident that there will be no problems this time.Not saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot being friendlyDigressing and being indirect or evasive
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