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Quiet appears in the following pangrams (sentences using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Lazy jackal from raiding zebec prowls the quiet cove. (44 letters)
  • Few black taxis drive up major roads on quiet hazy nights. (47 letters)
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The word QUIET can be typed using only the top row of keys on a QWERTY keyboard.

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Quiet is sometimes a misspelling of quite.

The word quiet is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective quiet

What does quiet mean as an attribute of a noun?

Quiet is one of the top 100 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: more quiet / quieter | most quiet / quietest

  1. characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity
  2. free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound
  3. not showy or obtrusive
  4. in a softened tone
  5. (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
  6. (of the sun) characterized by a low level of surface phenomena, such as sunspots

Alternative definition of the adjective quiet


  1. With little or no sound; denoting absence of disturbing noise.
  2. Having little motion or activity; calm.
  3. Not busy, of low quantity.
  4. Not talking much or not talking loudly; reserved.

Definition of the adverb quiet

What does quiet mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. with little or no activity or no agitation (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly')
    • example: sit here as quiet as you can
    • synonym of quiet: quietly

Definition of the noun quiet

What does quiet mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: quiets

  1. a period of calm weather
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of quiet: lull
    • more generic word: calmness = an absence of strong winds or rain
  2. an untroubled state; free from disturbances
  3. the absence of sound
  4. a disposition free from stress or emotion

Alternative definition of the noun quiet


  1. The absence of sound; quietness.
  2. the absence of movement; stillness, tranquility

Definition of the verb quiet

What does quiet mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: quieted | quieting | quiets

  1. become quiet or quieter
  2. make calm or still

Alternative definition of the verb quiet


  1. To become quiet, silent, still, tranquil, calm.
  2. To cause someone to become quiet.


  1. "Quiet" a.k.a. "The Quiet" is a 2005 American drama-thriller film directed by Jamie Babbit, and starring Camilla Belle and Elisha Cuthbert. It focuses on a deaf-mute teenage girl, Dot who goes to live with her godparents after her father dies, where she slowly learns the disturbing secrets of the family, primarily concerning their teenage daughter, Nina.
  2. "Quiet" a.k.a. "Hush!" is a 2003 film written and directed by Victor Kossakovsky.
  3. "Quiet" is a 2012 short drama film written by Lauren Fash, Susan Graham and directed by Lauren Fash .


"Quiet" a.k.a. "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking": Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is a 2012 non-fiction book written by Susan Cain. Cain argues that modern Western culture misunderstands and undervalues the traits and capabilities of introverted people, leading to "a colossal waste of talent, energy, and happiness.


  1. "Quiet" is an album by jazz guitarist John Scofield. With its emphasis on acoustic guitar and gentle orchestral arrangements, Quiet is something of an oddity in Scofield's discography which more typically features electric jazz fusion and soul/funk-influenced music.
    • genre: Jazz
    • released on (18 years ago)
  2. "Quiet" is a musical album of Frühstück.
  3. "Quiet" is a solo EP released by Jim Ward. It is the first time Ward has released an album of solo material, although he has previously released two solo songs on compilation discs. It was released November 6, 2007 by Ward's own Civil Defense League record label. The album was marketed and distributed by Doghouse Records.
  4. "Quiet" is a composition.
  5. "Quiet" is a musical album of Sheila Chandra.
    • released in (27 years ago)
  6. "Quiet" is a composition.


  1. Quiet is a musical group.
    • album: "The Grammar Of Night"
  2. Quiet is a musical group.
    • album: "Quiet Music for the Quiet People"

There are other groups with in their name, like Quiet Sun, Quiet Fire, Quiet Riot, All's Quiet, Quiet Bears, Quiet World, Quiet Flower, Quiet Loudly, Peace & Quiet, Quiet Company, Quiet Village, Catching Quiet, Of Quiet Walls, Quiet Elegance, Quiet Evenings, Reaching Quiet, The Quiet Club, The Quiet Five, Fight the Quiet and Peace And Quiet.


QUIET is an astronomy experiment to study the polarization of the cosmic microwave background radiation. QUIET stands for Q/U Imaging ExperimenT. The Q/U in the name refers to the ability of the telescope to measure the Q and U Stokes parameters simultaneously. QUIET is located at an elevation of 5,080 metres at Llano de Chajnantor Observatory in the Chilean Andes. It began observing in late 2008 and finished observing in December 2010.


Quiet is a breed temperament.

Phrases with Quiet

Phrases starting with the word Quiet:

  1. quiet down
  2. Quiet Coach
  3. Quiet As a Mouse

Phrases ending with the word Quiet:

  1. be quiet
  2. keep quiet
  3. Peace And Quiet

Other phrases containing the word Quiet:

  1. Have a Quiet Word
  2. So Quiet One Can Hear a Pin Drop

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Quiet

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Google previewPerformance Breakthrough (2016)

A Radical Approach to Success at Work by Cathy Rose Salit

being quiet means you don't have something to say. Take in what your fellow conversationalist is saying. The Amazing Silence exercise gave people.

Google previewValues and Participation (2009)

Development in Rural Indonesia by Bambang Budijanto

Thus often 'being quiet means to participate '; ...

Google previewFirst Name Reverse Dictionary (1993)

Given Names Listed by Meaning, 2d ed. by Yvonne Navarro

quiet Sushant (Hindi); Kiyoshi ( Japanese), ...

Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2012)

Replace Lazy Writing with Elegant English by Robert Hartwell Fiske

quiet as a mouse An insipid simile. dumb; hushed; motionless; mum; mute; noiseless; quiet; reticent; silent; speechless; stationary; still; stock-still; subdued; taciturn; unmoving; voiceless; wordless. quiet desperationAn inescapable pair.

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Usage statistics about quiet

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Quotes about Quiet

We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly. . . spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order. (Susan S. Taylor)
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Scrabble value of Q10U1I1E1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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