Definitions for quietly

Definitions for (adv) quietly

Main entry: quietly, softly

Definition: with low volume

Usage: speak softly but carry a big stick; she spoke quietly to the child; the radio was playing softly

Main entry: quietly

Definition: with little or no sound

Usage: the class was listening quietly and intently; she was crying quietly

Main entry: quiet, quietly

Definition: with little or no activity or no agitation (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly')

Usage: her hands rested quietly in her lap; the rock star was quietly led out the back door; sit here as quiet as you can

Main entry: quietly, restfully

Definition: in a restful manner

Usage: the streets are restfully sunny and still for the town is at mass

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