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Dictionary definition for: Quiet

1. (n) a period of calm weather; "there was a lull in the storm"

2. (v) become quiet or quieter; "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"

3. (a) characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity; "a quiet life" "a quiet throng of onlookers" "quiet peace-loving people" "the factions remained quiet for almost 10 years"

4. (r) with little or no activity or no agitation (`quiet" is a nonstandard variant for "quietly'') "her hands rested quietly in her lap" "the rock star was quietly led out the back door" "sit here as quiet as you can"

5. (n) an untroubled state; free from disturbances

6. (v) make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

7. (a) free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound; "a quiet audience at the concert" "the room was dark and quiet"

8. (n) the absence of sound; "he needed silence in order to sleep" "the street was quiet"

9. (s) not showy or obtrusive; "clothes in quiet good taste"

10. (n) a disposition free from stress or emotion

11. (s) in a softened tone; "hushed voices" "muted trumpets" "a subdued whisper" "a quiet reprimand"

12. (s) without untoward incident or disruption; "a placid existence" "quiet times"

13. (s) free from disturbance; "a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay" "the quiet waters of a lagoon" "a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky" "a smooth channel crossing" "scarcely a ripple on the still water" "unruf

14. (a) of the sun; characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sun spots e.g.

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