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adjective quiet pronunciation in American English /ˈkwaɪət/
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  1. 1
    making very little or no noise
    Electric cars are quiet and pollution-free.
    some quiet soothing music
    1. a.
      used about people who are not talking or who do not usually talk much
      a quiet sensitive boy
      go quiet: Everyone went quiet when he walked in.
      grow quiet: On the way home, she grew quiet and thoughtful.
    2. b.
      used about places in which there is little noise
      The house was quiet again.
  2. 2
    if a place is quiet, it is not very busy
    We live in a quiet residential area.
    a quiet little coastal town
    The malls are often fairly quiet in the middle of the week.
    a quiet country road
    1. a.
      if a situation or period of time is quiet, there is very little activity happening then
      a quiet relaxing vacation
      Business has been unusually quiet this holiday season.
      a quiet drink: I just went out for a quiet drink with my girlfriend.
      a quiet life: Miles wanted nothing but a quiet life.
  3. 3
    used about feelings that someone has but does not show or talk about
    There was a mood of quiet desperation in the place.
    her quiet confidence


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