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Meaning of QUIETLY

Pronunciation:  kw'Iutlee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  with low volume; "speak softly but carry a big stick"; "she spoke quietly to the child"; "the radio was playing softly"
  2. [adv]  with little or no sound; "the class was listening quietly and intently"; "she was crying quietly"
  3. [adv]  with little or no activity or especially agitation; "her hands rested quietly in her lap"; "the rock star was quietly led out the back door"; (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly' as in"sit here as quiet as you can")
  4. [adv]  in a restful manner; "the streets are restfully sunny and still for the town is at mass"
 

QUIETLY is a 7 letter word that starts with Q.

 

 Synonyms: quiet, restfully, softly
 
 Antonyms: aloud, loud, loudly, noisily, unquietly
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Qui"et*ly\, adv.
1. In a quiet state or manner; without motion; in a state of
   rest; as, to lie or sit quietly.

2. Without tumult, alarm, dispute, or disturbance; peaceably;
   as, to live quietly; to sleep quietly.

3. Calmly, without agitation or violent emotion; patiently;
   as, to submit quietly to unavoidable evils.

4. Noiselessly; silently; without remark or violent movement;
   in a manner to attract little or no observation; as, he
   quietly left the room.

 

 

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