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quietlyadverb

 us   /ˈkwɑɪ·ɪt·li/
  • quietly adverb (WITHOUT MAKING NOISE)

without making much ​noise: "It’s ​time," he said quietly.
  • quietly adverb (WITHOUT ATTRACTING ATTENTION)

without ​attractingattention: The ​airline quietly ​increasedfares by 10 ​percent.
(Definition of quietly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"quietly" in British English

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quietlyadverb

uk   /ˈkwaɪət.li/  us   /ˈkwaɪət.li/
B1 without making much ​noise: I ​slipped quietly out of the back ​door. He is a quietly ​spoken, ​thoughtful man.
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.

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