Quiet is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand quiet (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use quiet in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of quiet, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of quiet, followed by 46 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the absence of sound
EXAMPLES - Quiet in a Sentence
- It is not the worst, but it is what I call quiet sexism. (source)
- Were on the front at last in what they call a quiet sector. (source)
- "I should be able to have what we call quiet enjoyment," she said. (source)
- The mares hear me, and startle, in quiet pastures; for they know me. (source)
- How could someone described as quiet until now create this much fear? (source)
- "But, Anty, tell me -- you don't want always to be what you call quiet?" (source)
- Instead he was preparing for what he called a quiet day in the laboratory. (source)
- When we got to the hospital, they took us to what they call the quiet room. (source)
- You're all done up, and you need to keep your brain quiet and stop thinking. (source)
- "How much extra to keep this matter of the title quiet -- as long as I live?" (source)
- President Mbeki's approach has been one of what he describes as quiet diplomacy. (source)
- DOBBS: My next guest says our nation's youth faces what she calls a quiet crisis. (source)
- We use the term quiet manner: it should be qualified with the phrase, quiet manner for him. (source)
- Instead, genes contain "quiet" regions alternating with regions containing the genetic code. (source)
- If you long for silence, go where quiet is the expectation and others will respect the norms. (source)
- The government here likes to conduct what it calls a quiet diplomacy, working behind the scenes. (source)
- Nonetheless, Papke said it's a shock a man was shot in what he described as a quiet neighbourhood. (source)
- Find out what Senator Barack Obama is saying about African Americans and what he calls quiet riots. (source)
- And then, one educator's warning about what she calls a quiet crisis in our nation's public schools. (source)
- He did a great job, filling what we call quiet air time there, so congratulations to all of you guys. (source)
- Dems blast Steele but remain quiet about Blue Dog and moderates also opposing Obama reform healthcare plan. (source)
- Carey had me out there not long ago, for what he called a quiet, confidential talk on some business matters. (source)
- Because our clients cannot take too much time for lunch, we keep the restaurants tuned to what I call a quiet buzz. (source)
- Then it was, in quiet intervals, that he got some comfort and stiffened his own pride by showing Tom over the estate. (source)
- Meantime, neighbors were keeping a close eye on each other and the community, which they describe as quiet and peaceful. (source)
- Israel Defence Forces spokesman says: "This is what we call a quiet shell - it has no explosives and no white phosphorus" (source)
- General Petraeus praised what he called the "quiet professionals" of the CIA, saying he had seen their expertise, commitment and courage. (source)
- Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Losyukov, now in Pyongyang, has proposed what he calls quiet diplomacy to resolve the differences. (source)
- Asked about the effectiveness of South Africa's policy of quiet diplomacy towards Zimbabwe, Pahad said the phrase quiet diplomacy was a misnomer. (source)
- The two lads stole away into their favourite place for consultations as soon as it was dark, to have what they called a quiet chat over their plans. (source)
- This is the thesis of Henderson and Eisenberg in an often-cited UCLA Law Review article.10 They discuss what they term a quiet revolution in liability law. (source)
- South Africa though insists on what it calls a quiet diplomacy, referring to work behind the scenes to encourage reform rather than directly confronting Robert Mugabe. (source)
- Mbeki has been criticized for advocating what he calls quiet diplomacy over confronting Mugabe, who is accused of overseeing his country's economic and political collapse. (source)
- They will be out here, and the strategy right now is to present what they describe as quiet witness, so the politicians feel the pressure in Washington that that brings from here. (source)
- Pulgarin said he later realized that there were other vans that had also been vandalized when he saw police investigating othe graffiti on vehicles on what he described as a quiet block. (source)
- The CX400, VX450 and TX650 are also Seasonic. re: the VX550 My VX550 CWT unit is very well-built, but it's not what I call quiet (and I RMA'd the first one thinking it was just a bad unit). (source)
- If you are what they call the quiet wife who says very little during verbal arguments with your husband, well you may want to speak up some because apparently it really could help your health. (source)
- South African President Thabo Mbeki has been criticized for advocating what he calls quiet diplomacy over confronting Mugabe, who is accused of overseeing his country's economic and political collapse. (source)
- Yes | No | Report from mutt wrote 2 weeks 5 days ago it's always good just to get outside. it doesn't matter what you get or if you get. now being a father of two kids under 5 the quiet is worth more than gold. (source)
- If one goes from place to place in search of the quiet spot for sleep, he may finally find _quiet itself_ oppressive, or worse yet, may be kept awake by hearing his own circulation, from which escape is out of the question. (source)
- After his breakfast, he set out, his custom of a Monday morning, for what he called a quiet stroll; but his thoughts kept returning, ever with fresh resentment, to the soutar's insinuation -- for such he counted it -- on the (source)
- Administration officials rejected the criticism, pointing to what they called quiet diplomacy, working with governments from France, Britain, Uganda and Egypt to put pressure on Sudan to reverse the expulsion of the aid groups. (source)
- I, who had lived my life in quiet places, only to enter at the age of thirty-five upon a course of the most irrational adventure I could have imagined, never had more incident and excitement crammed into any forty hours of my experience. (source)
- This is all hindsight, but people involved in the failed campaign now usually blame a focus on getting the renovations passed first, confusing ballot language and what they call a quiet but effective pushback from the businesses that would have been paying for it. (source)
- At the UN headquarters in New York, at present undergoing a major refit, Ban's staff defend him in public, saying that their boss operates best out of the limelight - what they call quiet diplomacy, private conversations with world leaders, avoiding embarrassing or hectoring them in front of television cameras. (source)
- WHEN the French Communists were raising Cain in Europe they doubtless thought their idea was practically new, but thousands of years before they bore the red banner through the streets of Paris the American Indians were living quiet and peaceful communal lives on this continent; when I use the words _quiet_ and _peaceful_, I, of course, mean as regards their own particular commune and not taking into account their attitude toward their neighbors. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 46 example sentences provided below is 66.0, which suggests that "quiet" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 35 synonyms for quiet.
buttoned up, clammed up, close, close-mouthed, could hear a pin drop, dumb, hushed, hushful, inaudible, low, low-pitched, muffled, mute, muted, noiseless, not saying boo, peaceful, quiescent, quieted, reserved, reticent, secretive, silent, soft, soundless, speechless, still, stilled, taciturn, tight-lipped, uncommunicative, unexpressed, unspeaking, unuttered, whist
We have 12 antonyms for quiet.
agitated, boisterous, clamorous, communicative, complex, complicated, intricate, loud, noisy, obtrusive, troubled, unreserved
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of quiet from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Making little or no noise: quiet neighbors; a quiet engine.
- (adjective) Free of loud noise; hushed: a quiet street.
- (adjective) Calm and unmoving; still: a quiet lake.
- (adjective) Free of turmoil and agitation; untroubled. See Synonyms at still1.
- (adjective) Restful; soothing: a quiet afternoon nap; a quiet tune on the flute.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) With little or no sound; denoting absence of disturbing noise.
- (adjective) Having little motion or activity; calm.
- (adjective) Not busy, of low quantity.
- (adjective) Not talking much or not talking loudly; reserved.
- (verb) To become quiet, silent, still, tranquil, calm.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) In a state of rest or calm; without stir, motion, or agitation; still
- (adjective) Free from noise or disturbance; hushed; still.
- (adjective) Not excited or anxious; calm; peaceful; placid; settled
- (adjective) Not giving offense; not exciting disorder or trouble; not turbulent; gentle; mild; meek; contented.
- (adjective) Not showy; not such as to attract attention; undemonstrative
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Being in a state of rest; not being in action or motion; not moving or agitated; still: as, remain quiet; the sea was quiet.
- (None) Left at rest; free from alarm or disturbance; unmolested; tranquil.
- (None) Peaceable; not turbulent; not giving offense; not exciting controversy, disorder, or trouble.
- (None) Undisturbed by emotion; calm; patient; contented.
- (None) Free from noise or sound; silent; still: as, a quiet neighborhood.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the absence of sound
- (noun) a period of calm weather
- (adjective) in a softened tone
- (noun) an untroubled state; free from disturbances
- (adjective) not showy or obtrusive