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Dictionary definition for: Quietly

1. (r) with low volume; "speak softly but carry a big stick" "she spoke quietly to the child" "the radio was playing softly"

2. (r) with little or no sound; "the class was listening quietly and intently" "she was crying quietly"

3. (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"

4. (r) in a restful manner; "the streets are restfully sunny and still for the town is at mass"

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