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English definition of “quiet”

quiet

adjective
 
 
/kwaɪət/
NOT NOISY A2 making little or no noise: Can you be quiet, please? The children are very quiet.Silence and quietPeaceful and tranquil
NOT BUSY A2 without much noise or activity: I fancy a quiet night in tonight. They found a table in a quiet corner of the restaurant.Peaceful and tranquilBusy and activeHurrying and doing things quickly
NOT TALKING MUCH B1 If someone is quiet, they do not talk very much: He was a shy, quiet man.Not saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot being friendlyDigressing and being indirect or evasiveInterrupting and preventing from speaking
keep (sth) quiet to not talk about something that is secret: It might be wise to keep this quiet for a while.Interrupting and preventing from speakingSecrecy and privacy
(Definition of quiet adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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