quiet

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quiet is part of the Basic English 850.
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quiet is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
quiet

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /kwaɪət/
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Adjective[change]

Positive
quiet

Comparative
quieter

Superlative
quietest

  1. Not loud; making no sound or making very little sound.
    This young person is very quiet now because she is reading a book.
    You should be quiet in a library or a movie theater.

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Sometimes confused with[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
quiet

Third-person singular
quiets

Past tense
quieted

Past participle
quieted

Present participle
quieting

  1. To calm or soften, as a sound. Template:antonym
    She quieted the cries of her baby.
  2. To remove, allay.
    The manager quieted their protest with a few words.
    Her presence quiets his fears.

Noun[change]

Singular
quiet

Plural
none

  1. (uncountable) A calm or not noisy time or place.
    You like the quiet.