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quietadjective

uk   /ˈkwaɪ.ət/  us   /ˈkwaɪ.ət/
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.
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.
B1 A quiet person is one who does not talk much: He was a quiet, almost taciturn, young man.
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.

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quietness
noun [U] uk   /ˈkwaɪət.nəs/  us   /ˈkwaɪət.nəs/
This luxury car offers comfort, quietness and speed.

quietnoun [U]

uk   /ˈkwaɪ.ət/  us   /ˈkwaɪ.ət/
B2 the state of being silent: Let's have some quiet! I go camping for some peace and quiet (= absence of activity and excitement).

quietverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈkwaɪ.ət/  us   /ˈkwaɪ.ət/ US (UK quieten)
(Definition of quiet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"quiet" in American English

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quietadjective

 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

quietnoun [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.

quietverb [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.
(Definition of quiet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"quiet" in Business English

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quietadjective

uk   us   /kwaɪət/
if business is quiet, there is not much activity: The foreign exchange markets were relatively quiet. The FTSE 100 fell 23 to 4719.4 as traders braced themselves for a quiet period due to today's US Thanksgiving holiday.
(Definition of quiet from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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