Definition of Quietly

1. Adverb. With low volume. "The radio was playing softly"

Exact synonyms: Softly
Antonyms: Loudly
Partainyms: Soft



2. Adverb. With little or no sound. "She was crying quietly"
Antonyms: Noisily
Partainyms: Quiet

3. Adverb. With little or no activity or no agitation ('quiet' is a nonstandard variant for 'quietly'). "Sit here as quiet as you can"
Exact synonyms: Quiet
Partainyms: Quiet
Antonyms: Unquietly

4. Adverb. In a restful manner. "The streets are restfully sunny and still for the town is at mass"
Exact synonyms: Restfully
Partainyms: Restful

Definition of Quietly

1. adv. In a quiet state or manner; without motion; in a state of rest; as, to lie or sit quietly.

Definition of Quietly

1. Adverb. In a quiet manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quietly

1. in a quiet manner [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quietly

quietening
quietens
quieter
quieters
quietest
quieting
quietings
quietish
quietism
quietisms
quietist
quietistic
quietists
quietive
quietives
quietly (current term)
quietness
quietnesses
quiets
quietsome
quietude
quietudes
quietus
quietuses
quiffed
quiffing
quiffs
quight
quighted

Literary usage of Quietly

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (1912)
"NB Please be sure that Gratiano does not address his speeches to the court, but to his friends at R. It is far more effective to make his remarks quietly, ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: In the by John Tracy Atkyns, Philip Yorke Hardwicke, William Newnam, Great Britain Court of Chancery (1781)
"... win oblige the building to enjoy it quietly, and without ... extended fo far as where par- quietly. ties have treated upon an agreement for building, ..."

3. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"They would meet quietly as if they had known each other and had made their tryst, perhaps at one of the gates or in some more secret place. ..."

4. The Complete Works of Gustave Flaubert: Embracing Romances, Travels by Gustave Flaubert, Ferdinand Brunetière (1904)
"Then the Maréchale, who was looking this way and that, said quietly: "Let us go back together! I have a cab waiting below." He pretended not to hear. ..."

5. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"They would meet quietly as if they had known each other and had made their tryst, perhaps at one of the gates or in some more secret place. ..."

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