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Definition of quietly:

  1. Calmly, without agitation or violent emotion; patiently; as, to submit quietly to unavoidable evils.
  2. In a quiet state or manner; without motion; in a state of rest; as, to lie or sit quietly.
  3. Noiselessly; silently; without remark or violent movement; in a manner to attract little or no observation; as, he quietly left the room.
  4. Without tumult, alarm, dispute, or disturbance; peaceably; as, to live quietly; to sleep quietly.


quiet, restfully, piano, lightly, softly, simply, modestly.

Usage examples:

  • 45. You sit very quietly.

    - "Practical Grammar and Composition", Thomas Wood.
  • " I have not," said Drennen quietly.

    - "Wolf Breed", Jackson Gregory.
  • " That is as it may be," Cyril said quietly.

    - "When London Burned", G. A. Henty.