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English definition of “quietly”

quietly

adverb     /ˈkwaɪət.li/
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
(Definition of quietly adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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